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Calathea crocata

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  • Calathea crocata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Calathea crocata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsMay
  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourOrange
  • Leaf ColourDark blue-green, deep red beneath

Description

Calathea crocata. This species will produce oblong to ovate dark green leaves with orange flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Interest and use

Mainly grown as a houseplant in temperate regions and for its foliage

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  • Calathea crocata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Calathea crocata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, with a min of 15C. They will prefer a shaded, humid position in humus-rich well drained soil. Needs a position without fluctuations of temperature.

Propagation

You can propagate by division in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Aphids, red spider mites and mealy bugs.

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