CalatheaWednesday, January 20, 2010
I have two Calatheas in my garden. The pics you see below are taken when they look their best. For me these two ferns are quite hard to please. I either don't water enough or too much.
This mini version of Calathea can easily dry up and its pattern will dissappear when it is placed at a place where it receives too much sunlight.
The plant grows best at the coolest part of my garden and where there's shade. Given the right condition, moist soil and shade, the plant will produce foliage that are quite attractive.
This bigger version (pic below) grows rather slowly and I also consider it a fussy plant. The sides and tips of the leaves dry easily. At one time when the plant turned too brown/dry, I have pruned off all the leaves to let the plant re-grow.
Both plants have never produce flower but their foliage is no doubt, quite attractive.
To learn more about Calathea, click here.