Calathea hybrid is a low-growing ground cover, growing from 2ft in small shrubs up to 5ft in height. It grows best in a semi-shaded environment and needs to be kept in moist soil. Regular watering is essential to keep the soil moist and to let the plant thrive. With its ornamental foliage, this plant is sure to be the highlight of any garden, especially in USDA Zones 9-11.
In colder regions where the temperature drops below zero Celsius, Calathea hybrid must be grown in a pot. The pot should be placed in a location that receives light shade and be protected from strong winds. When planting in a pot, good drainage is essential and it is important to keep the soil moist - not soggy - and to water regularly. If temperatures dip below freezing, the pot should be brought indoors and kept in a bright, warm area. With the right care and attention, the Calathea hybrid will look striking and sure to impress both indoors and outdoors.