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Calathea 'White Star'

Calathea 'White Star'

Regular price $33.33 USD
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Common Names: Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant
Botanical Name: Calathea 'White Star'

Calathea 'White Star' Description

Calathea 'White Star' features elongated leaves with a beautiful pattern of white and green striping and a pale pink hue that can be seen running through the midrib. The leaves are broad and the variegation is quite striking, making it a standout addition to any indoor plant collection. Like other Calatheas, the underside of the leaves is a rich purple, which adds an extra layer of color contrast.

Care Plan for Calathea 'White Star'

Light: The 'White Star' thrives in medium to bright, indirect sunlight. It should be shielded from direct sunlight, which can scorch its delicate leaves. Low light conditions can diminish the vibrancy of its variegation, so a balance of adequate but indirect light is ideal.

Watering: Water the 'White Star' when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. It prefers to be kept in moist but not soggy soil. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure good drainage. Calatheas are sensitive to chemicals in tap water; using distilled or rainwater can prevent leaf tip browning.

Humidity: High humidity levels are crucial for the 'White Star', mimicking its native tropical environment. Employ a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place it on a pebble tray to increase ambient humidity around the plant.

Temperature: Keep temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Calathea 'White Star' does not tolerate cold drafts or sudden temperature fluctuations well.

Child and Pet Safety: Calathea 'White Star' is non-toxic to both pets and humans, making it a fantastic choice for family homes.

General Tips: Fertilize every month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Rotate the plant occasionally to ensure even light exposure and balanced growth. Clean the leaves regularly with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust and help the plant photosynthesize efficiently.

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