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Calathea crocata, Eternal flame

Calathea crocata

Eternal flame
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterYellow/orange flowersUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Spectacular plant with puckered ribbed leaves with maroon undersides and orange/yellow flame-like flowers. Partially shaded light, it will lose some of its markings if denied light, though does not like full sun. Calathea wants high humidity and high temperatures as well. Indoors, mist several times a week to provide added humidity. Remember, this is a jungle plant. This plant tells you when to go to bed at night: its leaves close up.

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