Calathea lancifolia, often known as the Rattlesnake Plant, is a native of the Brazilian rainforest and a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit recipient. For decades, it has been a favourite of home gardeners, and its popularity continues to rise due to its air purifying and pet-friendly properties. It is a proud member of the prayer plant family and cousin to the gorgeous Calathea makoyana, the peacock plant, and many other stunners, yet it is fairly easy to care for.
Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: Feed your Calathea a nitrogen-rich fertiliser every three weeks during the summer. Feed the fertiliser once a month during the winter.
Repotting : Repot your Calathea once a year. Select a pot that is one size larger than the previous one. Calatheas can be transmitted by division. Wait until your Calathea has reached a mature size before splitting it. Calathea can also be propagated by stem cuttings.
1. Why the leaves of Calathea are turning brown.
Both under-watering and over-fertilization can cause leaf browning. If this problem happens, water your plant less regularly and apply less fertiliser.
2. Why are fresh Calathea leaves lighter in colour than older ones?
If your Calathea’s young leaves are lighter green than the old ones, this indicates a lack of nitrogen or iron. Use a nitrogen and iron-rich fertiliser and increase the frequency with which the fertiliser is fed.
3. What causes the yellowing of Calathea leaves?
Yellowing leaves indicate overwatering. Check the soil and roots if you find yellow leaves. Reduce the frequency of watering if the roots get too mushy to avoid root rot.
Design and Decoration
Light Requirements: Calatheas prefers direct, bright sunshine. Always keep your Calathea away from direct sunshine. Calatheas are known to be erratic in their behaviour. However, with the correct quantity of water and sunlight, Calatheas may be grown successfully inside.
Location : Keep your Calathea near a window or on a shaded balcony where it will receive enough indirect light. The Calathea works well in offices, lobbies, cubicles, and meeting spaces.
Style/decor tip: A single Calathea may completely transform the style of your house. It adds complexity and colour to a basic setting. You may also combine several kinds of Calatheas to create a lovely green corner that is pleasing to the sight. For the Calathea, we propose a lighter monochromatic planter or our gold metallic planter.
Frequently Asked Questions
When should I water my Calathea?
The Calathea Peacock needs high humidity. Water your Calathea twice a week. Keep the soil slightly moist at all times.
How tall can the Calathea Peacock grow?
Calathea Peacocks can grow as tall as 2 ft.
What are the common names of Calathea Peacock?
Calathea Peacock is also known as Peacock Plant or Cathedral Windows.