- Calathea leopardina
Caring for your new leafy green friends
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.
Calathea leopardina (Goeppertia concinna is part of the Marantaceae family and is likely native to Brazil. It has bright green leaves with complete margins and dark green markings.
Pot: ø 12cm
Height: Approximately 35cm from base of pot.
Featured in Milou pot.
Ceramic pot not included.
How do you care for Calathea leopardina?
Calathea leopardina care requires protecting it from direct sun and keeping it in an environment with high humidity and warmth during the winter at a minimum of 10°C. Avoid placing it near any cold draughts. Keep this plant in a shady spot and away from any doors or windows. This plant’s compost should be moist at all times, water with tepid water but reduce the frequency in winter.
Should I mist my Calathea leopardina?
You should mist Calathea leopardina regularly to help recreate the humidity of its natural environment. You can also simulate humidity by placing it on a watered pebble tray or by keeping it close to other houseplants.
Will Calathea leopardina leaves uncurl?
Calathea leopardina leaves will uncurl if they are given the right conditions to thrive in. The leaves of a Calathea leopardina are very responsive and will curl into themselves if the plant is not being kept in the correct conditions. If the leaves of your plant are curled then you should check that they are in indirect sunlight, that the temperature of the room is consistently warm and that there is enough humidity in the room to emulate the plant’s native habitat.
Does Calathea leopardina need sunlight?
Calathea leopardina needs very little sunlight, in fact, it should be kept in a shady place to properly thrive. Like other rainforest plants, Calathea leopardina is used to growing in shady, humid rainforests, so prefers spots with indirect sunlight. Keep it in a space that receives ambient sunlight, but isn’t directly hit with it.
Does Calathea leopardina like to be root bound?
Calathea leopardina does not like to be root bound, for that reason you may have to repot your plant after two years. Repotting should take place in spring when the weather is warm and the plant can recover quickly from the process. When this happens you may find that you’ll need to separate your plant into two, make sure that you have enough free-draining potting mix for both pots.
Delivery & Returns
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
Shipping & Delivery
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.