The Calathea Zebrina is a beautiful-patterned foliage plant from the tropical rainforests of Brazil.
It has soft deep green leaves, lined with a paler green, which look velvet. In the wild, these luscious leaves can grow as long as 45 cm. Getting a Calathea zebrina to reach this size in the home might be a challenge, but with the correct care, you could have leaves as long as 30 cm within 2 years.
In their native habitat, Calatheas grow on the rainforest floor, under layers of dense canopy. As such, they like dappled light, warmth, and humidity. You can replicate this by keeping it in a warm spot, away from droughts and direct sunlight. Give it a misting once every 5 days, so it feels like its in a tropical climate.
Calatheas are wonder plants, they respond to night and day by opening and closing their leaves, so they make the perfect soothing bedtime companion.
Exotic Foliage: The Calathea Zebrina boasts captivating, velvety, deep green leaves with striking pale green stripes.
Low-Light Tolerance: Thrives in dappled light, making it suitable for indoor spaces with indirect sunlight.
Air Purifier: Contributes to better air quality, enhancing your physical well-being.
Calathea 'Zebrina' Care Guide
Place in a warm, indirect light spot away from direct sunlight to mimic its rainforest habitat.
Maintain consistently moist soil, avoiding waterlogging. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry.
Maintain a warm climate to ensure its well-being.
Fertilize sparingly during the growing season (spring and summer).
Keep leaves clean by dusting regularly and trim any damaged foliage for a pristine appearance.
Provide a warm and humid environment to replicate its native habitat conditions.
Calathea 'Zebrina' General Information
Originating from Brazilian rainforests, it brings a touch of the exotic to your indoor space.
The distinctive patterned leaves add an artistic flair to your living space.
Compact 14cm pot size with an overall height of 20-25cm, making it a manageable and stylish decor addition.
Safe for pets, allowing you to enjoy its beauty without concerns about toxicity!