The White Star is a popular Calathea for its beautiful colors and amazing stripes.
How do I care for my calathea?
Like most Calathea, and tropical green plants, White Star needs light, without direct sunlight, and humidity. It is important to clean their leaves regularly, the dust that settles on them can become an obstacle to photosynthesis. You must also tgo leaves that dry up, turn yellow or turn brown. Cut cleanly at the base of the stem using pruning shears. This essential maintenance gesture limits the appearance of insects and spiders.
How do I water my calathea?
It is best to water the Calathea when the surface of the pot begins to dry out. You can also water it sparingly regularly and keep the soil cool.These tropical plants do not like calcareous water, it is generally advisable to use distilled water or rainwater at room temperature to spray or hose them down. Tap water will not kill them but may cause a browning of the leaves on their tips. You can use liquid houseplant fertilizer, rich in trace elements in small doses from April to October .
When should I repot my calathea?
Indoor potting soil is great for all Calathea, although you can always aerate it by adding a little perlite or coconut fiber. To repot your plant you must take it out of its old pot and remove the old soil, limiting root breakage as much as possible. Then you have to cover the bottom of the new pot, a little larger than the old one, with pozzolan or clay balls, with one or two centimeters of potting soil and place your plant. Fill with your soil to the surface of the pot and water.
How do I take cuttings for my calathea?
Calathea are rhizomatic plants, and therefore cannot be taken by cuttings. to use a knife to separate the plants.
Leaves turn yellow, tips of leaves are yellow.
If your Calathea simply won't separate from its older, smaller leaves, it's likely caused by overwatering. Space your waterings a day or two apart and be careful not to let the bottom of the pot soak in water.
The leaves curl up on themselves. The tips of the leaves are brown.
This can be caused by too dry air or insufficient or irregular watering. To remedy this you can for example place your Calathea in a bathroom, or group it with other plants.
Our Calathea White Star is one of our medium plants for delivery throughout France!
Delivery and reception of your calathea
Have you just bought our plant or would you like to buy it? Here are the essential key actions to adopt upon receipt.
- If it's dry, bathe it for ten minutes.
- If it is wet, let the soil dry out.
- Don't repot it yet!