Calathea Illustris - peacock plant

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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.

Calathea roseopicta 'Illustris' - rose-painted calathea, peacock plant

APPEARANCE : 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, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.
You can see an example in the image gallery.
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