- Showy Foliage
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 3-4 Feet
- Pet Safe
The showy White Star Calathea is a popular houseplant among collectors and features graceful, thin lines and a glowy red hue. White Star Calatheas are native to the tropical regions of the Americas like the rainforests of Brazil. This plant is non-toxic and pet friendly.
Best Locations For Growing White Star Calathea
With its amazing foliage, White Star is a plant you’ll want to display where you’ll see it everyday! White Star Calathea requires high humidity and would benefit from being placed in your bathroom with a shower, or next to a kitchen sink. Those two locations will typically be slightly more humid than the rest of the house. Avoid locations near heating and air conditioning vents.
White Star Calathea Sunlight Requirements
Provide White Star Calathea with medium to bright indirect light for the best growth. This species of houseplant can handle lower light conditions; however, the colors will be more vivid with more light.
White Star Calathea Care
This plant prefers a nutrient-rich potting mix with the ability to dry out quickly. Any organic peat-based blend would be perfect for your White Star Calathea. Take care when repotting this plant because it has shallow, fragile roots. There’s no need to repot your Calathea unless you see roots coming out of the pot’s drainage hole.
Watering White Star Calathea
Calatheas like the White Star have high water and humidity requirements. If you suspect that you have hard tap water in your area, this plant would prefer filtered, distilled, or even rain water. Be sure to water this plant thoroughly when the top inch of the soil feels dry.
Feeding White Star Calathea
Choose a complete liquid houseplant fertilizer and dilute it by half the strength recommended on the label to feed this plant. When repotting, you can also amend the soil with compost or worm castings to boost growth.
White Star Calathea Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Medium|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: Yes|
|Kid Friendly: Yes|
|Air Purifier: Moderate|
|Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast|
|Mature Height: 3-4 feet|
|Mature Spread: 12-24 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegated, Green and White|
|Temperature: 65° - 77°F (18° - 25°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: White Star Calathea|
|Other Name(s): Prayer Plant|
|Scientific Name: Calathea majestica 'White Star'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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