English Names: Calathea
It is a Compact cluster plant with leaves lanceolate and up to 25 cm long. The leaves are glossy green above and purplish maroon underneath. Its margin is wavy and petiole with purplish brown hair.
Use: This plant is used as the ornamental purpose.
Height:Up to 2 ft
Difficulty to grow:Easy to grow
Care: Water the plant regularly throughout the growing season. Avoid overwatering. Fertilize once or twice during the growing season with nitrogen fertilizer. Prune the dried leaves.
Fertilizer:Apply any organic fertilizer.
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