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Calathea burle-marxii, Ice Blue Calathea

Calathea burle-marxii

Ice Blue Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brasil
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliage

The pinecone-shaped, 5 to 7 inch (13 to 18 cm) long, bracteate inflorescences are below the leaves at the stem tips. The small, white and pale purple flowers are nestled between the pale blue or white (White Ice Calathea) floral bracts on the inflorescences.

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.

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