Calathea Leopardina


Calathea plants are known for gorgeous leaves and finicky temperaments, and these beauties can leave plant parents in tears. However, Calathea leopardina is a hardier, lower-maintenance variety, making it a great introductory plant or choice for homes where other calatheas have failed. These spear-shaped leaves with green pinstripes have as much flare as flowering plants, without the demands for bright light. For best result with any calathea, use only filtered water.

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Photos are for reference only. You will be shipped a plant of the same quality. Ceramic pot not included.

Plants are shipped Mondays and Wednesdays to minimize transit delays that can occur closer to the weekend. Orders placed Thursday through Sunday will ship Monday. Orders placed Monday or Tuesday will ship Wednesday.

Care Tips for Calthea leopardina

Mature plants can grow up to 17″ tall.

Fertilizer: 20-10-20 or 20-20-20 applied every other watering. Higher fertilizer levels may attract pests.

Light: Grows well under low- to medium- light (650-750 foot candles). Bright light will scorch leaves.

Soil: Choose a coir or peat-based media with good drainage for quick root development. Ideal pH is between 5.5 to 6.5.

Water: The soil should stay evenly moist throughout the life of the plant. If the plants become too dry, then the leaves will exhibit leaf and tip burn.

Humidity: Ideal humidity levels are between 70-80%.

Temperature: Plant grows best between 70-80° F range. During the cooler months when the temperatures falls below 65°F the plants will grow more slowly, and fertilization rates need to be reduced.

Disease & Pests: Some common issues for these plants include fungus gnats, spider mites, and botrytis. Good watering and sanitation practices will help avoid these problems.


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