Calathea picturata - Plant

Calathea picturata 
Calathea picturata

An air-purifying indoor plant

A lovely variegated Calathea! This plant originating from the South American rain forest will really appreciate a spot in (part) shade. The leaves with dark and light green surfaces are particularly decorative and will look lovely wherever the plant is stood. This plant ‘goes to sleep’ at night when the leaves fold upright, then unfold in the morning - rather amusing. Calathea picturata is easily cared for.
Calatheas are air purifying plants!
Our homes all give off harmful gasses (see details) and significant amounts of this are ‘captured’ in this plant’s foliage, from which they give us oxygen in return! Your home’s micro-climate will be better for everyone when you have one of these plants around. Bakker supplies Air so Pure® plants - a company that has developed a lovely selection of air purifying plants for our homes and other interiors. Treat yourself to the purified and humidified air these plants give off!
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5-12 Working Days
£ 12.50
£ 14.95  

  • Free delivery
  • Planting
  • What do I need?
    • Planter
    • Potting soil
    • Hydro grains (optional)
    How to plant the Calathea in a pot?
    This houseplant is delivered in a standard growers pot. It’s best for the growth of the Calathea to plant it in a decorative planter. Select a pot that is at least 20 percent larger than the growers pot.
    Cover the bottom of the decorative planter with a layer of potting soil. Does the decorative pot have a hole? Then start with a layer of hydro grains, so the water can drain away. The Calathea should be 1 to 2 cm below the rim. Remove the growers pot and place the plant in the middle of the decorative pot. Fill the pot with fresh potting soil and press it down slightly.
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  • Care
  • What do I need?
    • Watering can
    • Plants spray
    How to take care of the Calathea?
    The Calathea is a real jungle plant you have to water regularly. Try to keep the soil slightly moist and check this every now and then by pressing your finger into the soil. The plant should certainly not be standing in a layer of water.
    Good air humidity of 60 to 70 percent is also important. Otherwise, the leaf edges may dry out. When the air is dry, spray the leaves once or twice a day. Also make sure the Calathea remains in partial shade.
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  • Specifics
  • If you take good care of the Calathea, the plant will take good care of you too! With its large leaves, it converts contaminated substances in your home into oxygen. Solvents in your furniture are released into the air. Too high a concentration of such gases can cause headaches, for example. The Calathea reduces the risk of Sick Building Syndrome. 
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Calathea picturata 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee
    Color Green
    Light preference partial sun
    Scented not scented
    Flowers for cutting no
    Growing height80 - 100 cm
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