Calathea crocata - Plant

Calathea crocata 
Calathea crocata

Lovely flowers, lovely foliage! This is an Air-Purifying Plant!

A native of tropical Brazil and classified under Marantaceae. Magnificently coloured foliage and striking orange flowers. It likes light but not bright sunshine. The flowers last for 6-8 weeks.
Calatheas purify the surrounding air!
Our homes naturally relase a significant amount of harmful gases (see below under comments) but this plant manages to collect them all in its leaves and give us oxygen in return! The microclimate in your home will only improve when you use these plants. These air purifying plants are great in homes, schools and offices. Be nice to yourself and get the purified, humidified air created by this lovely plant.
Height supplied: 35-40 cm in a 14 cm diameter nursery pot.
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£ 15.25
£ 17.95  

  • Free delivery
  • Planting
  • Supplied in a standard nursery pot. Place the pot as a whole in a decorative pot. Otherwise use a saucer under the pot. Water may be allowed to stay in the saucer as it evaporates or is absorbed. Water again only when saucer is empty. Choose a warm place for the Calathea crocata with no direct sunlight on the plant and preferably not below 15 degrees Celsius.
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  • Care
  • The Calathea crocata is a genuine jungle plant and really does not like full sun! The Calathea crocata likes it to be kept humid so spray the leaves regularly with rainwater to keep them nice. If the air is too dry, the dried up leaf edges will let you know... This plant does not like to be fertilised too much. Half the dosage suggested on dry or liquid fertiliser packets.
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  • Specifics
  • Calatheas are members of the Maranta family (Marantaceae). Calatheas crocata is the representative of this family which is grown commercially for the flowers. The foliage is dark green with a purple underside which contrasts beautifully with the orange flowers.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Calathea crocata 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green, Orange
    Light preference partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height70 - 90 cm
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