Calathea is a member of the Marantaceae family and is related to the calathea and prayer plant. These evergreen perennials are also known as the Never Never plant, is an evergreen plant with unique, variegated foliage that can add color and liveliness to any home interior. this Tricolor variety will bloom white or yellow flowers are small and inconsequential in comparison to the beautiful leaves. The flowers have 3 sepals, 3 petals, and form a short funnel.
How To Care
Light: Calathea like bright indirect light. If there is insufficient light, new leaves appear solid green rather than patterned with attractive colors. If there is too much light, the colors in the leaves fade.
Soil: Use a good all-purpose potting mix that drains well but still retains moisture.
Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but never soggy.Calathea do not like to dry out and do not like cold or hard water.
Fertilizer: Fertilize monthly in the spring and summer diluting the plant food at 1/2 the recommended strength. Fertilize every other month in the fall and winter. Never feed a Calathea immediately after repotting, wait at least 6 weeks.
Temperature: Calathea like warm consistent temperatures and will not tolerate temperatures below 60°F (15°C)
Pruning: Usually can be pruned by cutting away diseased portions.