English Names: Calathea
The plant is small, compact. Leaves are oblique-ovate on short petioles, dark green with bluish shade when young and a band of greenish silver along midrib, greenish purple benath.
Use: This plant is used as the ornamental purpose.
Height:Up to 1 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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