Calathea musaica 4.5″

$16.99

Calathea musaica Care

Light: Prefers bright, indirect light; avoid direct sunlight which can scorch the leaves.

Water: Keep soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged; water when the top inch of soil feels dry.

Humidity: Requires high humidity levels; mist regularly or use a humidity tray or humidifier.

Temperature: Keep in a warm environment between 65-80°F (18-27°C); avoid drafts and sudden temperature fluctuations.

Soil: Use well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter, such as peat moss or coco coir.

Fertilizing: Feed monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength; reduce feeding in fall and winter.

Pruning: Trim brown or yellow leaves as needed to maintain plant health and appearance.

Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years in spring into a slightly larger pot to accommodate growth.

Pests: Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites and scale; treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil if necessary.

Leaf Care: Clean leaves regularly with a damp cloth to remove dust and enhance their glossy appearance.

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Description

Calathea musaica, commonly known as Network Plant, is a captivating houseplant renowned for its intricately patterned foliage. Each leaf of this exquisite plant is a canvas of fine, mosaic-like patterns that resemble a delicate network of green veins, giving it a truly unique and artistic appearance. The leaves are glossy and vibrant, adding a touch of sophistication and elegance to any indoor space. Originating from the tropical rainforests of South America, Calathea musaica brings a piece of exotic nature into your home, making it a perfect choice for plant enthusiasts looking for something extraordinary.

Ideal for both novice and experienced plant owners, Calathea musaica thrives in low to medium indirect light and prefers a humid environment, mimicking its natural habitat. This plant is relatively low-maintenance, requiring regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. With proper care, Calathea musaica can grow up to 1-2 feet tall, creating a lush and dense display of its beautifully patterned leaves. Its air-purifying qualities further enhance its appeal, contributing to a healthier indoor environment. Whether placed on a tabletop, shelf, or as a floor plant, Calathea musaica is sure to be a conversation starter and a stunning addition to any plant collection.