Calathea Warscewiczii Velvet Prayer Plant 50cm
Calathea Warscewiczii ‘also known as Calathea Velvet, Maranta warscewiczii, and Calathea Velvet Touch.Warscewiczii is top of that list, with its velvety patterned leaves it is pretty hard to resist. It is also easy to care for and is suitable for both homes and workplaces. It is both air purifying and pet friendly.
Light: Calathea Warscewiczii needs medium to bright,indirect light. The leaves scorch quickly in direct, intense sunlight. The further north you are, the more partial sun it can tolerate.
Water: Maintain moist soil with regular watering, but do not let the soil become soggy. Use filtered, distilled or rainwater ideally.
Temperature: Prefers warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Avoid draughts and ensure the plant has reasonable ventilation.
Humidity: High humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower room or kitchen from time to time to give an extra boost.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Care tips: Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. Do not use leaf shine as this will damage the foliage. Brown tips may occur.
Origin: Tropical Americas.
Common Name: Calathea Jungle Velvet
Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and animals.
Calathea Warscewiczii ‘Velvet’ in nursery Pot ϕ-14cm x h-13cm (Please note that decorative pot from the picture is not included)