Hi I'm Calathea picturata "Argentea" I have pale, silvery-green, ovate leaves with dark-green margins and red undersides that are held on tall stems. My flowers are white, small and formed in spikes in summer.
I'm part of the Maranta group, which are famous for their spectacular foliage. We all need protection from direct sun,and require high humidity and warmth in the winter. Avoid placing me near any cold draughts. I'm know for my air-purifying qualities.
I'm in a 14cm cermaic pot and I’m 40cm in height.
Love warmth in winter, minimum 10°C please. I love humidity too so try and recreate this for me.
I hate direct sun and cold draughts. Keep me in a shady spot and away from any doors or windows.
LOOKING AFTER ME
I can be quite easy to care for if you keep an eye on me. I like average warmth and partial shade. Keep my compost moist at all times but reduce watering in winter. I prefer soft, tepid water please. Put me on a watered pebbled tray or mist my leaves regularly to recreate the humidity levels I love.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
I’m safe for pets :)