Calathea Zebrina Plant
- Brand: PlantsNtrees
- Product Code: PNTS/341
- Availability: In Stock
Calathea zebra plants their bright green leaves can be boldly striped in white, yellow or pink in a striking feather-like pattern that is sure to catch the eye. Calathea zebra plants does require a warm and moist environment which encourages the foliage to thrive and look its best.
Temperature: Average room temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC) are best, and no lower than 60ºF (15ºC). Sudden temperature drops and cold drafts should be avoided.
Light: its natural habitat the Calathea dwells in forest areas shaded by trees without direct sunlight, which is why a bright but shaded spot within a warm greenhouse or conservatory suits them very well.
Watering: During the growing season water the plant thoroughly and keep the soil moist. When it's winter growing slows down or stops, reduce watering and you can allow the top soil to become slightly dry between each watering.
Soil: A peat based potting mix will be required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is one mixture that will be fine.
Fertilizer: balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks from April - October.
Humidity: This is one of the conditions which can be difficult to get right in many households and to maintain throughout the whole year for this plant.