Calathea plants are renowned for their stunning foliage, characterized by vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and unique leaf movements.
Calathea ‘Grey Star’ – 4″ Pot
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Calathea ‘Grey Star’ – 4″ Pot – Live Tropical Houseplant – Grown in the USA
GREY STAR CALATHEA Features
- SIZE: 4" Pot
- Grown in the USA By licensed nursery.
The Grey Star Calathea is one of the most popular orchids in cultivation. This orchid is native to South America and can be found growing in humid, tropical climates. The Grey Star Calathea is a bulbous, succulent plant that can grow up to six inches tall.The Grey Star Calathea was first brought to Europe by Spanish sailors in the 16th century. It was not until 1820 that the first specimens of this orchid were recorded in cultivation in England. The Grey Star Calathea became well-known throughout Europe due to its unusual appearance and its ability to produce spikes of white flowers.The popularity of the Grey Star Calathea led to its introduction into North America in the early 1800s. Today, the Grey Star Calathea is found growing throughout North and South America as well as parts of Asia and Africa.
Non-Toxic: Calathea plants are generally non-toxic to humans and pets, making them a safe choice for households with animals or small children
Light: They prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Calathea plants thrive in medium to low light conditions, making them excellent choices for indoor spaces with limited light. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. They prefer well-draining soil and are sensitive to both overwatering and underwatering. Humidity: Calathea plants appreciate higher humidity levels. Regular misting or using a pebble tray with water can help increase humidity around the plant. Temperature: They prefer warm temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C) and are sensitive to cold drafts. Maintenance: Pruning: Trim away any brown or yellowing leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and health. Cleaning: Wiping the leaves gently with a damp cloth helps remove dust and keeps the foliage looking vibrant. Repotting: Repot every couple of years to refresh the soil and provide space for growth.
Different Cultivars: There's a wide variety of Calathea cultivars available, each with its unique leaf patterns and colors. Some popular varieties include Calathea ornata (with pink stripes), Calathea medallion (with intricate patterns), Calathea lancifolia (also known as Rattlesnake plant), and Calathea zebrina (with zebra-like stripes). Harder to find Calatheas, such as the White Fusion are in high demand with collectors due to their striking white/green variegated leaves.
Calathea plants are prized for their decorative foliage and unique leaf movements, making them highly sought after by indoor plant enthusiasts. While they require a bit of attention to watering and humidity, their stunning appearance and interesting behavior make them a captivating addition to any indoor space.