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Calathea species/Calathea

Calathea species / Calathea species
Striking foliage in an outdoor planting
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Striking foliage in an outdoor planting

Species noted for its unique foliage. Note red coloration on back of foliage

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Scientific Name: Calathea species
Common Name: Calathea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Does best in indirect or bright-diffused light and high humidity. Striking color to foliage. Makes an excellent container plant. Cannot tolerate wet, cold soils during the winter months.