Calathea plants are native to Africa, the West Indies, and Central and South America. All are treasured for their large, oval, distinctly patterned, and vibrantly colored leaves. The beautiful striped leaves grow at the end of long stems and require quite a bit of care to stay looking good. Indoors, a calathea plant rarely grows larger than about 2ft. wide and 2ft. tall. This plant requires high humidity to keep its leaves from getting brown edges.
Light: Bright, indirect light but no direct sun. Direct sun burns the leaves and cause the vibrant colors to fade. Please keep away from cold drafts
Water: Preferably distilled or rain water as tap water contains chemicals to cause the leaves to burn. Allow the top 2"-3" of soil to dry out before watering.
Fertilizer: Monthly in the spring and summer when actively growing.