The living plant

Calathea Zebrina

The living plant
Average care

Plant information

The Calathea loves water. The soil should be kept moist, as this plant loves water. This plant should be watered twice a week, especially in summer. In winter, the Calathea requires less water. Misting the plant helps with the high humidity level this plant requires.
Use this rule of thumb for the Calathea: the lighter the leaves, the brighter the spot should be. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, prolonged exposure to direct sunlight will damage the plant. Also keep in mind that this plant does not like sitting in a draught.
Repot the Calathea once every two or three years, or when the plant outgrows its pot. Preferably repot in spring, as damaged roots will recover faster in spring.

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