Don’t Bleach Your Calathea. Here’s How Much Light They Need

Calatheas are actually pretty easy to sort out light-wise: Bright rooms: put your Calathea somewhere where it won’t get direct light (or only gets direct light in the morning) Dark rooms: put your Calathea in the window No windows: 16 hours of day under a weak grow light (i.e. one with a USB connection). Bright …

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This Is Why Your Calathea Leaves Pointing Up

Why do we all get into Calathea?? They clearly hate being kept as houseplants. I’m actually on my second time around with Calathea. I went through a Calathea phase early on in my houseplant journey, killed them all (the Great Spider Mite Epidemic of ’19) and swore off them forever. Then I gradually introduced them …

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How to Get Rid of Pests On Calathea

Calathea are known for being somewhat, er, picky, when it comes to care, but unlike the similarly (and rightfully) maligned peace lily, they get their fair share of pests. This article will go through the pests they get, and how to get rid of them, and then I’ll do a section at the end all …

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Why Are Calathea Considered Difficult?

Calathea are well known for their difficult nature, but what exactly is it that makes them difficult to manage? Basically, they know what they like, and they won’t tolerate anything else. If you provide them with an environment that suits them, they will thrive. If you don’t, they’ll produce sad, brown, curled leaves, which is …

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How to Save A Dying Calathea

Calathea become easier to care for if you accept this simple truth: they will NOT accept a sup par environment. Other plants prefer higher humidity, prefer filtered water, prefer being regularly dusted. Calathea demand it. And in a move I actually quite respect, they don’t actually die if they’re not cared for properly, they resolve …

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