Calathea Zebrina – 140mm

Scientific Name Calathea zebrina
Origin Southeastern Brazil
Light Requirements Bright or medium, indirect light.
Watering Keep the soil lightly moist, watering once the top of the soil is just starting to dry out. Avoid soggy soil. You may see better results by using filtered water or rainwater.
Soil Well draining potting mix. One part potting soil, two parts peat and two parts perlite is a good option.
Temperature 18-24°C
Fertilizer Fertilize monthly with 1/4 strength water soluble fertilizer during the growing season. Avoid over-fertilizing and flush the soil several times per year.
Humidity High humidity is very important to keep foliage looking well. >60% humidity where possible.
Pruning Minimal pruning requirements. Remove dead or damaged foliage as required.
Propagation Propagate by division
Re-Potting Only repot when quite root bound, as doesn’t tolerate frequent re-potting.
Diseases and Pests At risk of root rot if overwatered. Fairly pest-resistant, but can be affected by spider mites, aphids, mealybugs and scale at times.
Toxicity Non-toxic to humans and animals.


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