- Rare Plant
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 6-10 inches
- Pet Safe
Yellow Fusion Calathea is a rare cultivar with variegated foliage, each leaf formed in the shape of a lance and painted with a unique mélange of lemon and lime shades. In response to varying amounts of light, this striking house plant’s foliage differentiates itself from others by appearing to “pray” as its leaves arc heavenwards at night and toward the ground during the day. This beauty originates from the Americas and is also known as Calathea 'Yellow Fusion', Prayer Plant, Peacock Plant, Rattlesnake Plant, and Zebra Plant. This unique herbaceous perennial thrives in bright indirect light; loamy, well-draining soil; average temperatures; and high humidity. Also safe for people and pets, this golden house plant is a superb choice to add to any gardener’s home/office collection.
Best Locations For Growing Yellow Fusion Calathea
Yellow Fusion Calathea thrives in bright, indirect light; temperatures ranging between 70°F to 85°; and humidity levels 50% and above. A bathroom may have all of these conditions. Since this lovely house plant is nontoxic to people and pets, you won’t have to worry about little hands or paws coming into contact with this hybrid.
Yellow Fusion Calathea Sunlight Requirements
Yellow Fusion Calathea prefers bright to medium indirect light. Any room with south-facing, west-facing or east-facing windows will suffice; however, during any periods of direct light, it is wise to place this lovely house plant a few feet away from any windows in order to prevent its leaves from being sunburned.
Yellow Fusion Calathea Care
Yellow Fusion Calathea prefers aerated, loamy, well-draining soil at a neutral to acidic pH. We recommend using a good house plant potting soil amended with peat moss and perlite/coco coir/pumice. While Yellow Fusion Calathea does not require frequent pruning, dead leaves should be trimmed in order to promote growth and prevent disease. Hoyas enjoy being rootbound and can stay in the same pot for several years. This hybrid can be propagated using seeds or root division.
Watering Yellow Fusion Calathea
Typically, you will need to water this cultivar one time each week during the growing season and less frequently during the dormant season, or winter months. Water when the top 2 inches of soil are dry to the touch.
Feeding Yellow Fusion Calathea
Feed your Yellow Fusion Calathea a 10-10-10 water-soluble fertilizer, diluted 50%, once a month except during this plant’s dormant period in the winter.
Yellow Fusion 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: Low|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 6-10 inches|
|Mature Spread: 6-10 inches|
|Flower Color(s): None|
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Foliage Description: Yellow-Lime Green Foliage and Dark Green Variegation|
|Temperature: 60° - 80°F (16° - 27°C)|
|Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)|
|Common Name: Yellow Fusion Calathea|
|Other Name(s): Calathea Thai Beauty|
|Scientific Name: Calathea 'Yellow Fusion'|
|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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
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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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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