How To Grow Calathea


Bring the razzle dazzle of the tropics into your home with calatheas! The colourful and intrguing patterns and shapes of calathea make it an eye-catching indoor plant, hence the common name – peacock or zebra plant. There are many varieties to choose from and they all look a little different to each other, making them a wonderful choice for a striking display.

Position – Indoors in a well lit spot, away from direct sunlight
Water – Water from the top of the potting mix, then let the plants dry out thoroughly until the next watering.
Soil – Well-drained soil or quality potting mix
When To Grow – All year round

How To Grow

Step 1 – Choose a spot indoors that is well lit, but away from direct sunlight like a windowsill or coffee table.
Step 2 – Partially fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter.
Step 3 – Remove the plant from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 4 – Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well keeping the water away from the leaves.
Step 5 – After the initial watering, keep the soil moist (not wet!), especially during the warmer months. During winter, you can allow the soil to almost dry out before watering again. Apply at half strength to promote strong root development and healthy growth.
Step 6 – Feed occasionally during the growing season with Yates Thrive All Purpose Liquid Plant Food.

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