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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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Calathea Rhizomes

Ever been repotting a Calathea and you’ve discovered weird white bulbs? Those are Rhizomes, and this article will go through everything you need to know about them. Suffice it to say, this will be a short article, because…you don’t really need to know much about them. Do Calathea have rhizomes? Yes! And they are actually …

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This Is Why Your Calathea has Curled Leaves

This article is specifically about Calathea, but I think most if not all Marantaceae can exhibit really curled leaves. Most plants can develop curled leaves, but Ctenanthe, maranta, and Calathea go all out – their leaves literally roll up into little cylinders when they’re under stress (not to be confused with new growth, which are …

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10 Reasons You Should Keep Calathea In Terrariums

It’s no big secret that I love terrariums. They’re incredible, ESPECIALLY for someone with a history of neglecting my plants. With the right equipment, you can set and forget them. ‘Set and forget’ is NOT what automatically springs to mind when you think about Calathea, but I swear, easy Calathea care is a thing if …

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How to Grow Calathea In LECA

Yes, Calathea live can live perfectly happily (at least, for a Calathea) in LECA. IN FACT if you’re a bit on the lazy side, like I am, LECA might be the preferred substrate, because you don’t need to worry about accidentally letting them dry out to a husk when you turn your back on them …

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