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Calathea ‘Grey Star’ – 6″ Pot

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Calathea ‘Grey Star’ – 6″ Pot – Live Tropical Houseplant – Grown in the USA

  • SIZE: 6" Pot
  • Grown in the USA By licensed nursery.

Calathea plants are renowned for their stunning foliage, characterized by vibrant colors, intricate patterns, and unique leaf movements.

The Grey Star Calathea is a rare succulent that grows in the Mojave Desert. The plant is native to the San Pedro Martir Mountains in Baja California, and was once collected by explorer John C. Frémont. The Grey Star Calathea is a slowgrowing succulent that can take up to three years to flower, but the blooms are worth the wait. The Grey Star Calathea was first collected by explorer John C. Frémont in 1849. He spotted the plant while traveling through the Mojave Desert and was so impressed with it that he brought some specimens back to California with him. Today, the Grey Star Calathea is only found in a small area of the San Pedro Martir Mountains in Baja California. Because of its rarity, this succulent is often coveted by collectors. The Grey Star Calathea is a slowgrowing succulent that can take up to three years to flower, but the blooms are worth the wait. The flowers are yellow and starshaped, and they emit a sweet smell when theyre in bloom. TheGrey Star Calathea is best known for its unique ability to grow in harsh environments, which makes
Non-Toxic: Calathea plants are generally non-toxic to humans and pets, making them a safe choice for households with animals or small children
Light: They prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Calathea plants thrive in medium to low light conditions, making them excellent choices for indoor spaces with limited light. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. They prefer well-draining soil and are sensitive to both overwatering and underwatering. Humidity: Calathea plants appreciate higher humidity levels. Regular misting or using a pebble tray with water can help increase humidity around the plant. Temperature: They prefer warm temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C) and are sensitive to cold drafts. Maintenance: Pruning: Trim away any brown or yellowing leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and health. Cleaning: Wiping the leaves gently with a damp cloth helps remove dust and keeps the foliage looking vibrant. Repotting: Repot every couple of years to refresh the soil and provide space for growth.
Different Cultivars: There's a wide variety of Calathea cultivars available, each with its unique leaf patterns and colors. Some popular varieties include Calathea ornata (with pink stripes), Calathea medallion (with intricate patterns), Calathea lancifolia (also known as Rattlesnake plant), and Calathea zebrina (with zebra-like stripes). Harder to find Calatheas, such as the White Fusion are in high demand with collectors due to their striking white/green variegated leaves.
Calathea plants are prized for their decorative foliage and unique leaf movements, making them highly sought after by indoor plant enthusiasts. While they require a bit of attention to watering and humidity, their stunning appearance and interesting behavior make them a captivating addition to any indoor space.