Maui queen calathea


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Light: Best kept in a bright, humid spot away from direct sunlight. A shady spot in a bright room is good too. The golden rule for calatheas is absolutely no direct sunlight, it will quickly scorch the leaves. A rule of thumb for calatheas is the darker the foliage - the lower the light requirements.

Water: Water when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch and make sure they are not sitting in water afterwards. 

Humidity: Calatheas LOVE humidity. You can increase humidity levels by using a humidifier, or by placing their pot over a tray filled with pebbles and water. The pebbles will keep the pot from being submerged in water, and the natural evaporation of the water will help keep the air around the plant moist. 

Feed: Feed monthly in the spring, summer, and fall with a plant food diluted to ½ the recommended strength.

Care tips: As calatheas love humidity, if you have a few, you can group them together to help increase the humidity level around them. If you're going on holidays for a few days definitely give this a go. If you notice any leaves getting brown patches or tips, then most likely, there isn’t enough humidity. If only the tips are brown, it may indicate that your water contains too many minerals or chemicals. If some leaves are looking a bit shabby, don't be afraid to snip them off, more growth will be stimulated. 

Toxicity: Non toxic and safe for pets and kids. 

Origin: Brazil.