common as houseplants the calatheas are a stunning group
of plants. With bold leaf markings as well as the bonus
of the purple underside they are a great choice for a
Light shade in summer. Brighter in winter but keep out
of direct sun, this will dull the colour of the leaves,
and could be fatal!
Keep warm minimum of 16°C / 60°F
Keep well watered in summer, Caltheas love high humidity
mist when you can and keep the compost moist in the summer.
Brown tips show that the humidity is too low.
Feed with a very weak solution when you water. Don't give
it a strong feed every now and then.
Do not repot too often and use a peat based compost.