Stromanthe magicstar Calathea
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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.