Calathea 'Magic Star' is part of the Marantaceae family. It's leaves are oblong to lanceolate in shape, they're mostly green with splashes of white variegation and the undersides are burgundy-pink.


Pot: 17cm diameter.

Height/foliage: Approximately 70cm from base of pot.


Secrets to 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 and cause them to curl inwards.


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 'Magic Star'