Native to Brazil, Freddie is a tropical plant that comes alive with daylight, opening its leaves and soaking up the sunlight, before closing up again at night. It has long, narrow leaves and dark-green veins.
Calathea can be a little more demanding than other plants when it comes to care, but they will show you when they are unhappy. For example, yellow leaves are a sign of over-watering, whilst brown leaf tips are the result of dry air.
Pet Safe? Yes
Air Purifying? Yes
Nursery Pot Size: 12cm
For best results, maintain a regular watering schedule and keep the soil damp, but never wet or saturated. This is not a drought tolerant plant, but the top of the soil should be allowed to dry out a little between waterings. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges. Overwatering will cause the plant to wilt.
Likes medium to bright, indirect light. Enough bright light will encourage growth and more variegation on the leaves. Too much direct sun burns the leaves and causes the colors to fade.
Like many tropical indoor plants, this plant prefers a warm and humid spot. Brown edges on the leaves indicate the air is too dry. Mist the leaves with room temperature water.