Calatheas thrive in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.
Calatheas do like to stay faily moist, allow the soil to dry out just half way down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
Calatheas prefer higher humidity if possible. Consider misting every other day to boost humidity level indoors.
Like most popular houseplants, calatheas prefer temperatures in the 65°F-85°F range (18°C-30°C), similar to their tropical native habitat.
During spring and summer, feed once a month with a general houseplant food. No feeding is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.
A Calathea is considered non toxic to humans and pets if ingested.
Calatheas are generally easy-going plants but there are some common problems you can look out for:
- Wilting, curling leaves, dry potting mix - Solution = Give a good watering
- Yellowing leaves, black base, wet potting mix - Solution = Allow to dry out, if really bad, then take out of the pot and soil and allow the roots to dry for a few hours and repot in dryer soil