Calathea ‘White Fusion’ – 6″ Pot

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Calathea ‘White Fusion’ – 6″ Pot – Live Tropical Houseplant – Grown in the USA

WHITE FUSION CALATHEA Features
  • 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 history of the White Fusion Calathea is a story of love, loss, and redemption. The calathea orchid was first discovered in the early 1800s in the Dutch East Indies. At that time, it was thought to be a new species of orchid. In 1853, a botanist named Hans Schlechter collected some of these orchids and took them back to Germany. He later donated some of them to the Bavarian Royal Collection. In 1883, one of these orchids bloomed for the first time in Europe. It was at this point that scientists realized that this orchid was not a new species after all, but an hybrid between two existing orchids. Over the course of the next few decades, more and more of these white fusion orchids were discovered. By 1908, there were enough specimens to create a breeding program at the Botanical Garden in Berlin. However, World War I disrupted this effort and no hybrids were ever created. In 1978, two American collectors named Dick and Lynette Beresford traveled to Indonesia to collect orchids. While there, they happened to see some white fusion calathea
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.