|Latin name:||Calathea crocata|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as container plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||70 - 90 cm|
Supplied in a standard nursery pot. Place the pot as a whole in a decorative pot. Otherwise use a saucer under the pot. Water may be allowed to stay in the saucer as it evaporates or is absorbed. Water again only when saucer is empty. Choose a warm place for the Calathea crocata with no direct sunlight on the plant and preferably not below 15 degrees Celsius.
The Calathea crocata is a genuine jungle plant and really does not like full sun! The Calathea crocata likes it to be kept humid so spray the leaves regularly with rainwater to keep them nice. If the air is too dry, the dried up leaf edges will let you know... This plant does not like to be fertilised too much. Half the dosage suggested on dry or liquid fertiliser packets.
Calatheas are members of the Maranta family (Marantaceae). Calatheas crocata is the representative of this family which is grown commercially for the flowers. The foliage is dark green with a purple underside which contrasts beautifully with the orange flowers.