Calathea lancifolia is a tropical plant native to South America. It is known for its beautiful, elongated, dark green leaves that have a unique, marbled pattern on the top and purple undersides. Calathea lancifolia is a popular houseplant because it is relatively easy to care for and adds a tropical touch to any room. It’s a very unique variety of calathea For Calathea (varietyname) growing & care instructions, visit our Calathea Varieties guide.

Here is a care guide for Calathea lancifolia:

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care guide for Calathea lancifolia

Light:

Calathea lancifolia prefers indirect, bright light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but it is best to keep it out of direct sun for extended periods of time as it can cause the leaves to yellow and fade.

Water:

Calathea lancifolia likes to be kept consistently moist, but not wet or soggy. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid letting the plant sit in standing water, as this can lead to root rot.

Temperature:

Calathea lancifolia thrives in warm, humid environments. Keep the plant in a room with temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C).

Soil:

Calathea lancifolia prefers a well-draining, peat-based soil mix. You can mix equal parts peat moss and perlite to create a suitable soil mixture.

Fertilizer:

Calathea lancifolia benefits from regular fertilization during the growing season (spring to fall). Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer at half strength every two to four weeks.

Repotting:

Calathea lancifolia does not need to be repotted frequently. Only repot the plant when it has outgrown its current pot and the roots are visible at the base of the pot. Use a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one, as Calathea lancifolia prefers to be slightly pot-bound.

Pests:

Calathea lancifolia is generally resistant to pests, but it can be susceptible to mealybugs and aphids. If you notice any pests on your plant, treat them with a natural pest control method such as neem oil.

By following these care tips, your Calathea lancifolia should thrive and add a tropical touch to your home