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Calathea lindeniana

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Features

  • Growth HabitLarge-leaved
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark-light green brown

Description

Calathea lindeniana. This species is a clump forming perennial. The leaves are pale green with dark green marks on either side of the midribs. The flowers are pale yellow spikes.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

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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