Calathea 'White Star' - "Zebra Plant" | Root Houseplants


Hi I'm Calathea White Star or the zebra plant because of my stunning foliage. 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 come in two sizes, a 14cm pot and I’m 50cm in height and a 19cm pot and 80cm 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.



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.



I’m safe for pets :)




How do you care for Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant?


Care for your Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant by keeping it away from hot or cold drafts, and never below temperatures of 21ºC. The colours of Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant leaves will fade in direct sunlight so keep it in partial shade. A well lit but sunless spot is great for winter. Compost should be kept moist at all times but reduce watering a little during winter. Use soft-tepid water when watering the Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant. It loves humid environments so mist the leaves regularly. 


Can you keep a Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant outside?


No you cannot keep a Calathea ‘White Star’. Never allow it to spend long in temperatures below 21ºC or direct sunlight because this can cause damage to it’s spectacular foliage. 


Is a Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant poisonous?


No, the Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant is not poisonous, however the sap from the plan can cause some skin irritation in people with sensitive skin or allergies.


Why is my Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant dying?


Your Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant may be dying due to several reasons. Never allow it’s soil to completely dry out as this will result in severe drooping and loss of leaves. If the environment which you keep your Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant’s air is too dry this can cause leaves to die and drop off. Mist leaves regularly. Keeping the Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant’s compost moist at all times is key but if left in excess water, root rot and rotting stems may occur. 


How big will my Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant grow?


Calathea ‘White Star’ Zebra Plant can grow up too 2ft. Their leaves can grow up to 9” in length and 3” in width. The leaves have pointed tips.

Calathea 'White Star' - "Zebra Plant"