Bright Calathea Houseplants For Your House

Bright Calathea Houseplants For Your House

Houseplants can not only brighten a space but also purify the air. The genus Calathea houseplants comprises countless species that come with bright green, violet-suffused leaves that have vividly-contrasting ribs and veins. The leaves are simple and variegated with a variety of colors, depending on the species. Some Calathea species produce extremely large leaves, while others are more modest in scale. The inflorescence can vary in color from bright red to blue. People growing members of this genus as houseplants are usually interested in the foliage, as the plants can bloom infrequently when they are grown indoors. There are over 300 different types of Calathea plants, as various cultivars and hybrids have been developed by researchers worldwide. To care Calathea houseplants, choose a bright but shaded spot within a warm room. The plant would grow well if you place it near an east or a west window with curtain (or shade from a tree). You may place it in your bathroom, if it is bright. It cannot withstand sudden changes in temperature, and hot and cold drafts. So do not keep it in front of a heater, an air conditioning vent, or a leaky window.

Add peat-based potting mix (2 parts peat and 1 part perlite) to the pot. The quality of the planting mix ensures good health of the plant. Once you leave the nursery, see to it that plant roots do not dry out or get damaged before you place the plant into the pot filled with soil. The soil should hold moisture. It should be well-drained too. Otherwise, the roots would rot. To ensure proper growth of the plant, feed the plant with a good liquid fertilizer every 15 days, from April to October. Regular pruning and timely removal of brown leaves can help maintain the height of the Calathea houseplants.

Calathea Houseplant In Small Pot

Commonly called zebra plant, Calathea zebrina is a tropical evergreen species grown for its dramatic, green-and-cream striped foliage.

Calathea Houseplant In Small Pot

House Decor With Calathea Houseplant

Closely related to the similarly gorgeous Maranta, Calathea species generally have boldly marked, upright, oblong leaves in a dazzling array of colors held on long, upright stalks.

House Decor With Calathea Houseplant

Green Calathea Houseplant In The White Pot

The genus Calathea includes some of the most beautiful and striking tropical foliage plants in the world.

Green Calathea Houseplant In The White Pot

Bedroom With White Walls And Calathea Houseplant

There are several houseplants which are grown exclusively for their foliage, and the Calathea is one of these.

Bedroom With White Walls And Calathea Houseplant

Bright Leaves Calathea Houseplant

Indoor Calathea's can reach a good age and size with correct care.

Bright Leaves Calathea Houseplant

Indoor Calathea Ornate Houseplant

When Calathea is grown as a house plant it sometimes goes by the name Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant or Rattlesnake Plant because of its leaf markings, but it's much more common to stick to its latin name of Calathea.

Indoor Calathea Ornate Houseplant

Living Room With Calathea Houseplant

Grow your calathea as a houseplant, and move it outside in summer only if your temperatures remain between 65 and 90 F.

Living Room With Calathea Houseplant

Calathea Makoyana Houseplant In The Living Room

A bold and beautiful houseplant, calathea looks good even without flowers.

Calathea Makoyana Houseplant In The Living Room

Calathea Roseopicta Dottie In The Pink Pot

Grow calathea in medium to low light. This beautiful tropical doesn't like much sun on its leaves,

Calathea Roseopicta Dottie In The Pink Pot
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