The ultimate guide for Calathea plant care
Calathea's are notoriously tough plants to keep happy. They love all the humidity you can give it and then some. However, there are a few plant tips you can use to keep even this plant happy and help it thrive in your favorite room in your house.
To give you the best chance to take care of this plant, we've broken down the caring process into a few different steps. These steps are designed to provide you with the most in-depth information to teach you everything you need to know about caring for your plant.
How to care for a Calathea Ornata
How to grow a Calathea in Leca
How to make your soil retain more water?
Taking care of a Calathea can be very tough. Calatheas can be very fussy plants and require a lot of humidity to stay healthy. So how do you take care of it and what do you have to think of when you get a Calathea?
In this ultimate guide to taking care of a Calathea, we've split the entire process into smaller chunks, so you don't get overwhelmed with information. Each of these guides can be used separately and will become useful in different stages of your caring process.
1. How to care for a Calathea Ornata
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In this guide, we're going over some tips on how to care for a Calathea Ornata. These plants can be fussy, but once you learn some of the tips and tricks from this post, your plant should be easier to care for.
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2. How to grow a Calathea in Leca
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Calatheas are notoriously tough plants to keep alive, because they require a lot of humidity, a level that's quite difficult to achieve if you live in a colder climate. But there is some light at the end of the tunnel: Leca.
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3. How to make your soil retain more water?
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Moisture-loving plants thrive in soil that's moist most of the time. But how do you make sure your soil is moist without attracting pests or overwatering your plant? In this plant care guide, we're going to look at several ways you can improve the water retention of your soil to help your plants thrive.
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Frequently asked questions
How should you water the Calathea Ornata?
The Calathea Ornata likes to be watered occasionally, but also needs to soil to dry out slightly. Water when the top of the soil has dried out.
How much sunlight does the Calathea Ornata need?
The Calathea Ornata does best in a spot where it gets bright, indirect sunlight. This spot is always bright but never gets direct sunlight.
How much fertilizer does the Calathea Ornata need?
The Calathea Ornata should be fertilizing once at the beginning of spring and once at the beginning of the summer for optimal growth.
What is the best soil for the Calathea Ornata?
The Calathea Ornata prefers a moist growing environment, so you'll need soil that holds onto water well. You can use vermiculite and coconut coir to hold onto more moisture.
What is the ideal temperature for the Calathea Ornata?
The Calathea Ornata prefers a spot that consistently stays between 18 - 29°C (64 - 84°F).
How do you propagate the Calathea Ornata?
To propagate the Calathea Ornata, you can remove seeds / bulbs from the parent plant and grow the baby Calathea Ornata's into an adult plant.
How often should you repot the Calathea Ornata?
You should repot your Calathea Ornata once every 1 year(s). This helps your Calathea Ornata to stay healthy for many years.
Is the Calathea Ornata easy to take care of?
The Calathea Ornata is a plant for more advanced plant owners and can be tough to take care of.
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