Calathea 'Beauty Star' is a cultivated variety and is part of the Marantaceae family. It’s leaves are dark green with lighter green lines in the centre, and thin silver and pink stripes. The underside of the leaves are dark purple.
Secrets of success
Temperature: Calathea need temperatures 18-23°C. Keep this plant out of draughts and cold air.
Light: These plants do best in an indirectly lit spot, they can handle some shade. Direct light would bleach the leaves.
Watering: Keep soil moist during growing season and allow the soil to dry a little in winter.
Air Humidity: Calathea love high humidity, dry conditions would lead to brown edges on leaves. Achieve higher humidity by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Feed every few waterings during growing season, dilute fertiliser to half the recommended dosage.
Re-Potting: Re-pot yearly to encourage growth.
This plant is non-toxic.