Calathea FreddieRegular price R 235.00
Synonyms: Calathea Freddie, Never Never Plant
- Attractive stripey foliage with deep purple undersides
- A lover of high humidity
- Great for warm bright Bathrooms and Kitchens
- It will make a fantastic accent houseplant
- Plant level: Intermediate
Comes in a 14cm Nursery Pot.
Calathea Freddie is a remarkable specimen, that stands out as a hardy family member of the Calathea tribe. These eye-catching specimens are loved for their glorious silvery-green patterning that'll create contrast and interest among plainer foliaged plants.
Ctenanthe Setsosa appreciates high humidity, warmth and medium to bright filtered light to thrive as well as consistently moist soil that doesn't stay soggy nor dries out. So be prepared, they can bit a touch diva-ish if not treated with attention and may develop crisp leaf edges as a result.
Calathea houseplants make for fabulous accent pieces in a brightly lit bathroom or kitchen where humidity is naturally higher, though will happily live in any general living space as long as humidity is provided to them, achieve this by placing your plant on a pebble tray.
Pair this outstanding beauty with a sleek modern planter for something modest and use it as a tabletop feature or bookshelf stunner. Whichever spot you choose, these plants will captivate you.
Please note: Calathea are safe for children and pets, but prefer not to be eaten as it'll make them look less than the best.
Follow these instructions to keep your Calathea Freddie healthy and happy.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist and do not let it dry out. Be careful however not to overwater, best to keep the soil slightly moist to the touch.
Light: Medium indirect light to keep your plant looking bright and bold.
Humidity: Medium to High Humidity is important to keep your plant happy and avoid dry leaf tips.
Fertilizing: Feed from Spring through Summer with a diluted feed every 2 weeks and avoid feeding in Winter.