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Calathea Beauty Star is a true beauty. The intricately patterned plant yields dark green leaves with thin light pink stripes so perfect they almost look hand painted. Calathea Beauty Star brings personality and color to any indoor space.
As a member of the Prayer Plant family, the Beauty Star is interesting in the way that its foliage moves with the direction of the light. This specific Calathea is a cultivar of Calathea ornata, which are fairly popular tropical houseplants known for their bright colors and unique leaf patterns.
The ideal Calathea Beauty Star care regimen includes a medium to bright indirect light and high humidity levels. We also recommend watering your tropical plant when the top inch of the soil has dried. It's important to note that the elements of tap water can stress your plant out and it is best to water your plant with purified or distilled water.
These indoor plants express stress by foliage turning brown. To avoid issues of root rot and water-logged soil, we recommend planting your Calathea in a well draining potting soil in a pot with drainage holes. This advice goes not only for Calathea, but for all indoor house plants.
Calathea Beauty Star is a pet-friendly plant that will add unique flare and color to a space.
|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
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
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.