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Calathea ‘Beauty Star’ is a South American native perennial with long, fairly narrow dark green leaves flamboyantly stripped in paler green, silver, and white. The underside is rich purple.
This Calathea is a cultivar of Calathea ornata, a large group of stripped Calatheas, very popular house plants because of their vivid leaf patterns. Calathea “Beauty Star” belongs to the marantaceae family.
Peacock Plant Care
|Temperature:||Ideal temperatures required should be between 60ºF – 75ºF (15.5-24ºC). Avoid sudden drops that will affect growth and cold drafts.|
|Light:||Indirect sunlight is best suited for this species. Direct sun will damage the leaves and low light will slow growth, so a bit of balance is required.|
|Watering:||Water thoroughly during the growing season then naturally reduce during winter. Good drainage is important.|
|Soil:||Use soil that holds moisture and drains well. A 2 part peat and 1 part sand or perlite mix will do the trick.|
|Re-Potting:||Repot once every 2 years. During spring is best.|
|Fertilizer:||Feed only during the growing season from April – October with a diluted liquid feed once every 2 weeks.|
|Humidity:||Calatheas enjoy humidity in their natural climate. If you can try and raise the levels even if you just mist the plant or seat the pot on a tray of pebbles with water inside. When the humidity is low from dry air you may notice leaf tips browning.|