You can see why these plants are called rose-painted calatheas - each leaf looks like a vibrant canvas. Illustris has so much colour in simple shades, from the deep green edge to lime brushstrokes, the red central stem and bright white feathered highlights.
DESCRIPTION: Tropical foliage plant with large broad highly-patterned leaves in dark and bright green with white highlights and red central ribs. Leaves unfurl from a central growing point; mature leaves fold up at night. USES: Indoor plant, tropical accent planting. PLANTING: Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight. Prefers moisture-retaining soil or a good quality potting mix. Needs temperatures over 15C and enjoys humidity. CARE: Water regularly during the first 12 weeks and regularly once established. Mist regularly if air humidity is low, and wipe the leaves gently with a damp cloth to free them of dust. Apply a nitrogen rich slow release fertiliser every three months for vibrant healthy foliage. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 50 - 90cm H. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. These are shipped inside pots for protection in transit.