Stromanthe magicstar Calathea
Pot: 17cm Height: 65cm
Light: Bright, indirect light. Will tolerate some partial, light shade.
Water: Keep soil barely moist at all times. Allow the top of the soil to dry out slightly before watering. Too much water will cause root rot.
Temperature: Normal room temperatures from 16-24°C but can cope with as low as 13°C.
Humidity: High humidity levels are an advantage. Stand on a wet pebble tray ensuring the roots are above the waterline or surround the container with water to improve humidity and mist frequently.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a liquid fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Care tips: Crisp, brown leaves are in indication that the air surrounding the plant is too dry. Do not use leaf shine as this will damage the foliage.
Height and Growth Rate: 80-90cm with a wide, spreading habit. Very slow growing.
Toxicity: Mildly toxic to animals.
Origin: Tropical Brazil.