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Calathea sp., Calathea. Calathea x bicajoux 'Cobra Pink'
Calathea x bicajoux 'Cobra Pink'

Calathea sp.

Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central and South America and the Caribbean
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Mostly grown in gardens for the handsomely patterned foliage. Calathea prefers moist, shady, jungle-like conditions in a garden and is also often grown as potted specimens. When it is used as a house plant, the leaves should be sprayed with water several times a week. Propagation is by root division. Water with soft water. Keep uniform high humidity and temperature.

Some of the Calathea species have been reclassified as species of the Ischnosiphon, Maranta and Goeppertia genera.

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