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Calathea White Star Plants for Sale Online
Calathea White Star is a breathtaking tropical plant. The White Star's elongated oval leaves have an ombre pink hue with dark green veins that lead to a pointed tip at the ends. Along the edge of the foliage, there are lots of white stripes.
This plant's leaves look like a painter was designing the perfect indoor accent plant for a coffee table or office. As a member of the prayer plant family, these plants create excitement beyond just their crazy leaf patterns. Watch carefully as the leaves move throughout the day - they'll be in a different position every time you look.
Calathea White Star is a coveted Calathea plant for the passionate collector. Ideal conditions include a bright indirect light conditions and high humidity levels. For optimal growth, water your indoor plant when the top inch of the soil has dried.
As an additional care tip, we recommend potting your Calathea in a well draining soil blend within a pot with drainage holes. This step will help to protect your plant from root rot.
Calathea can be a bit tougher to care for in comparison to your typical houseplant. However, the key to your White Star Plant's happiness is replicating the its natural habitat. This means utilizing distilled or rainwater in place of tap water and keeping your plant's environment consistently warm and humid.
Common issues with the Calathea Majestica White Star usually stem from issues of watering and lighting needs. If you are confident that you are properly meeting these needs, but your plant is exhibiting yellowing leaves, you may want to check your plant for spider mites.
|Mature Height:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Mature Width:||1 to 2 Feet|
|Sunlight:||Bright indirect light to low light|
|Flower Color:||No flowers|
|Foliage:||Green elongated pointed leaves with white striping on top and purple undersides|
|Soil Condition:||Average, well draining|
|Water Requirements:||Likes to dry out between waterings|
|Uses:||Excellent indoors in offices or low light areas|
How to Care for Calathea White Star
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
What kind of Soil does a Calathea White Star Need?
Calathea White Star plants will do well in a balanced potting soil, such as Espoma Organic Potting Soil. They need good drainage, so you can mix a little bit of cactus soil mix or organic cedar chips in to your soil to create more airflow and drainage for the roots.
How much sun does White Star Prayer Plant Need?
Calathea White Star leaves move throughout the day, so certainly make sure it's placed in a location where it will get some indirect light and you can watch the show as well. Direct light will scorch the leaves, so make sure to keep it away from hot afternoon sun. This plant is perfect for a home office or a bathroom with windows.
How much water does a Calathea White Star need?
Calathea White Star like to stay as evenly moist as possible, but it is better to let the soil dry somewhat before watering again. Test the top inch of soil with your finger, and water when it is dry to the touch. If in doubt, wait. These tropical plants will benefit from a light spritz of water on their foliage every other day for some extra humidity.
How do I fertilize White Star Calathea?
White Star Calatheas should be fertilized during their growing season, which is typically in spring and summer (even if they are inside and the light or temperature rarely changes... they know!). Fertilize once a month or so with a half strength dilution of any well balanced plant fertilizer in the spring and summer. Fertilize once every two or three months during the fall and winter. Potted plants need fertilizer added to their soil since they do not have an outdoor environment introducing new nutrition to the soil by insects of humus from falling leaves.