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Never Never Plant

English name:

Never Never Plant

Latin name:

Calathea burle marxii 'Blue Ice'

About me:

I was named after Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, and I have gorgeous fish bone markings on my leaves.

Useful to know:


I am native to Central and South America.


I can grow to about 15" in height quite easily but taper off a little after that.


I like a lot of diffused light, but direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose my precious markings. Because I grow on the canopy floor, I can tolerate shade, but I grow much better with indirect light.


I like my soil to be moist, but I am also susceptible to root rot, so don't let me sit in water. Think little and often as a watering policy.


I prefer warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but I can cope with as low as 15°C. Keep me away from draughts.


Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.


Wipe my leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust, so that I can breathe properly.


I like humidity so please occasionally spray me with water.


Good news: I am pet friendly!


I am really good at removing toxins and impurities from the air, so I'll help you breathe more easily. Click here to buy Calathea Never Never
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