Calathea picturata ‘Crimson’ has been re-classified to Goeppertia picturata 'Crimson', it is part of the Marantaceae family and is native to Venezuela. The crimson coloured leaves are oblong-elliptic in shape and are on a purple petiole, leaf-margins are wavy.

 

Pot: 14cm

Height: Approximately 45cm from base of pot.

 

Secrets to success

 

Temperature: This plant requires temperatures 18-23°C. Keep 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.

Calathea picturata 'Crimson'

£21.00Price
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