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Beauty Star Calathea

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  • Rare Plant
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 2-3 Feet
  • Pet Safe

When looking at this Calathea, it is no wonder why it is called Beauty Star. The broad, spade-like leaves are banded with light and dark green, broken up by sharp white-to-pink stripes, looking like the feathers of some rare tropical bird. Calatheas often get a bad rep for being difficult, fussy plants. However, with the right lighting, watering, and humidity, the Beauty Star Calathea can continue to dazzle with its unique foliage dancing through the day in response to the sun’s movement.

Best Locations For Growing Beauty Star Calathea

Calatheas are typically tolerant of medium light, allowing them to be placed in the interior of a room as long as there are bright windows nearby. Bring life to your favorite decor spots like a fireplace mantle or bookshelf with the Beauty Star Calathea. Place this plant in a bedroom to liven up a dresser or bedside table. Because Calatheas are non-toxic, they are perfect plants in homes with children or pets. 

Beauty Star Calathea Sunlight Requirements

While tolerant of medium light, the Beauty Star Calathea will do best in bright, indirect light. Place this plant near a north- or east-facing window, or in a room with south- or west-facing windows. Calatheas are particularly sensitive to direct sunlight, so be sure to provide plenty of protection, especially from intense afternoon sun. The more light the Beauty Star gets, the more diligent about watering and humidity you will have to be. 

Beauty Star Calathea Care

Calatheas tend to be very particular about watering and humidity. Because they are intolerant of drying out, keep the soil of the Beauty Star consistently moist but not wet. Calatheas also prefer high humidity, especially when in bright locations and in drier winter months. For this reason, provide the Beauty Star with a pebble tray or humidifier, or mist the leaves regularly. Brown, crispy leaf tips are a common symptom of inadequate watering or low humidity. 

Watering Beauty Star Calathea

Calatheas thrive in soil that is consistently moist. Allow the top two inches or so of soil to dry before watering the Beauty Star deeply, until water comes out the drainage holes. Because Calatheas do not like soggy roots, it is important to keep the Beauty Star in well-draining soil and in a pot with drainage holes. Use distilled or rainwater to water if possible when watering salt-sensitive Calatheas. If using tap water is necessary, leave a pitcher out for at least 24 hours to reduce the amount of chlorine. 

Feeding Beauty Star Calathea

Calatheas can be fed a balanced houseplant fertilizer in the spring and summer months to help encourage new growth. Liquid fertilizer can be added into the water used to water the Beauty Star once a month during the growing season. Fertilizing in the winter is not necessary, as many indoor plants go dormant or grow much slower.

Beauty Star Calathea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 2-3 feet
Mature Spread: 18 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, Silver, White
Foliage Description: Green Leaves with Pink, White, and Silver Stripes.
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Beauty Star Calathea
Other Name(s): Velvet Calathea
Scientific Name: Calathea ornata 'Beauty Star'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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