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Botanical Babe Houseplants

Calathea Network

Calathea Network

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Calatheas are beautiful and exotic tropical plants that are popular houseplants due to their vibrant foliage and air-purifying properties. Here are some tips for Calathea care:

1. Light: Calatheas prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Too little light can cause the leaves to lose their color and vibrancy.

2. Water: Calatheas prefer consistently moist soil. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, but avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. It's important to use water that's at room temperature or slightly warmer to avoid shocking the plant.

3. Humidity: Calatheas prefer high humidity, around 60-70%. Misting the leaves, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water near the plant can help to increase humidity.

4. Temperature: Calatheas prefer temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 60°F (15°C).

5. Fertilizer: Feed your Calathea every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Avoid fertilizing in the winter when the plant is dormant.

6. Pruning: Calatheas can benefit from occasional pruning to remove any yellow or damaged leaves or to control the plant's size and shape.

7. Propagation: Calatheas can be propagated through division. Gently remove the plant from its pot and separate the sections of the plant, making sure each section has roots and leaves.

8. Pests: Calatheas can be susceptible to spider mites and mealybugs. Check the plant regularly and take action if you notice any signs of infestation.

In addition to these general care tips, it's important to note that different varieties of Calathea can have specific care requirements. Some varieties may be more finicky than others, so it's important to research the specific needs of your plant to ensure it thrives in your home.
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