Calatheas are known for the interesting patterns on their leaves. They can require a little more love and care than other house plant varieties.
These indoor plants prefer medium to bright, indirect light. If your Calathea Freddy is positioned in full sun, it may burn their leaves and cause their markings to fade.
Allow the soil to dry out a little bit between watering. If you’re not sure if the soil is dry, poke your finger a couple of cm’s into the top of the soil and see if it’s moist. If so, hold off watering. If the under soil is dry, you can go ahead and water it. As with all plants, drainage is important, so make sure when you do water your Calathea, the water has somewhere to go so it doesn’t sit at the bottom of the soil and cause root rot or fungal problems. You will notice if your Calathea needs water as the leaves will visibly look dehydrated and may start to curl or shrivel.
Gently wipe down the plants leaves to keep them free from dust. It’s best not to use any shine products on the leaves of your Calathea. Use scissors or snips to remove any damaged or dying leaves so that the plant can redirect its resources to the healthy parts of the plant.
This plant is non toxic and is generally safe to have in the home. We always recommend doing your own research on the toxicity of plants and making your own decisions about whether the plant is the right one for your home.