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Calathea Beauty Star
Calathea 'Beauty Star'
Calathea Beauty Star has interesting striped foliage but as an added bonus, the underside of the leaf has a beautiful reddish purple color. This is one of the easier calatheas for beginners.
As Low As: $23.95
|6 Inch Pot||$23.95|
|4 Inch Pot||$25.95|
Ocean Forest Potting Soil
12 Dry Quarts
Espoma Organic Potting Mix
4 Quart Bag
Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer
8 oz. Tub
Calathea Beauty Star for Sale Online
Calathea Beauty Star has darkly patterned leaves with light green stripes in a more rounded shape than the other Calatheas that do well in low-light areas. Calathea Beauty Star brings personality and color to any space indoors. It is a part of the Marantaceae family and likes bright, indirect light at most, as the colors will fade, and the leaves will burn if exposed to too much direct sunlight. These plants like to dry out some between watering.
Calathea Beauty Star is a pet-friendly plant that does well indoors with minimal light and care. The foliage is both cat and dog safe, according to the ASPCA Plant Toxicity List. This family of plants is known for its bright, intense foliage as it performs well indoors and holds its color without much light or care.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Mature Width:||10 to 16 Inches|
|Sunlight:||Fluorescent to bright, indirect|
|Habit:||Wider than it is tall, compact|
|Flower Color:||White, rarely flowers|
|Foliage:||Oblong leaves with green stripes|
|Soil Condition:||Well draining|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to dry out between watering|
|Uses:||Excellent indoors in offices or low light areas|
How to Care for Calathea Beauty Star
Before you buy a Calathea Beauty Star Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.
How do I water Calathea Beauty Star?
Calathea Beauty Star likes to dry out occasionally between watering. They will tolerate staying moist but prefer not to have constantly wet soil. Calathea Beauty Star appreciates humidity; a pebble tray or window in the kitchen or the bathroom would suffice. An effective way to tell if your plant needs to be watered or not is by sticking your finger in the top inch of the soil. If the soil is moist, hold off, but if it is dry, go ahead and give it some water. When watering, allow any excess water to drain from the container's drainage holes; this will prevent any root rot disease.
How much light does Calathea Beauty Star need?
Calathea Beauty Stars do well with bright, indirect light. An eastern or northern-facing window would be ideal. A western or southern window would work, as long as a curtain or blind prevents direct sunlight from touching the foliage. If you notice your plant has brown spots or crispy edges, move it to a place with less light because it could be getting too much light. This plant thrives in fluorescent lighting just as much as any bright, indirect sunlight conditions.
How should I fertilize Calathea Beauty Star?
We recommend feeding your Calathea Beauty Star plant once a month with a well-balanced houseplant fertilizer. Dilute it to about half, sometimes even a quarter, of the recommended dose. Always water your plant thoroughly before applying fertilizer to avoid burning the roots. During the winter months, these plants go through a growth dormancy period; we recommend not fertilizing during this time. It is best to give your plant a break so it will come back strong the next growing season.
What soil should I use for Calathea Beauty Star?
The Calathea Beauty Star needs well-draining soil and prefers to have slightly dry conditions. Regular potting mix or potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers. Calathea plants like to be root bound. Be sure to choose a container with drainage holes because this will help your plant release any excess water they don't need. A well-draining potting soil and container with drainage holes are crucial for your plant's health.