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Calathea, Zebra Plant

Calathea sp.
Interior Potted Plants

(Detailed plant information can be found at the bottom of the page.)
Calathea sp.

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Calathea sp. Plant Information

Classification  
   
Scientific Name: Calathea sp.
Common Name: calathea

zebra plant
Family: Marantaceae
Suggested Uses: interior pot plant
   
Characteristics  
   
Plant Form: upright, spreading
Height: 2 feet
Spread: 2 feet
Foliage: foliage has pink stripes making a feather pattern on the top

large, rounded leaves on short stalks which arise from the crown

mature leaves arch gracefully
Flower: white
   
Environment  
   
Light Requirement: medium exposure
Water: medium water requirement
Soil: keep soil slightly damp
Heat Tolerance: medium heat tolerance
   
Care  
   
Maintenance: high humidity prevents brown margins

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