A very handsome indoor plant, or understorey plant for shady tropical garden beds. This Bolivian beauty has leaves which unfurl from cigarette-scrolls into big broad circles, revealing subtle silvery-white stripes across each one. Give it some shade, regular misting, and a warm sheltered spot.This week - buy any four Calatheas for $25. Discount applied at checkout. One discount per order.
APPEARANCE: Tropical foliage plant from South American rainforests with a rosette of large rounded leaves, light green striped with silvery-white. The stripe intensity will vary according to growing conditions and light levels, and the maturity of the plant USE FOR : Indoor plant, tropical accent planting in shaded borders. PLANTING : Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight. Prefers moisture-retaining soil or a good quality potting mix. Needs temperatures over 15C 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 cm H x 50 cm W. 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.