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Calathea altissima, Goeppertia altissima, Calathea

Calathea altissima, Goeppertia altissima

Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowers

Calathea altissima, Goeppertia altissima, Calathea


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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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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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Calathea crotalifera, Rattlesnake Plant, Rattle Shaker, Rattlesnake Ginger, Yellow Rattleshaker

Calathea crotalifera

Rattlesnake Plant, Rattle Shaker, Rattlesnake Ginger, Yellow Rattleshaker
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central and South America
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterYellow/orange flowers

The unusual inflorescences are upright, shaped like a rattlesnake's rattle, up to 10 inches (25 cm) long, and consist of stacked leathery floral bracts with small, yellow or yellow-orange flowers peeking out at the edges. The relatively inconspicuous actual flowers are tubular and have 3 unequal lobes.





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Calathea crotalifera Paddle - seeds

Exotic Rattlesnake, Rattleshaker, rare exotic variety. Named because of its rattlesnake's rattler shaped bract. This calathea has interwoven bracts 5" to 10" long and 2" to 3" wide and is adorned with small white flowers that peek out throughout the bracts. The bracts appear midway on short stout stalks hidden amongst the lush green ribbed foliage 2' to 3' long and 1' wide, somewhat like banana leaves with a very intricate pattern! Semi-hardy. Height to 6', heavily pleated paddle-like leaves tower over it's spectacular inflorescences.
The flowers are followed by 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) long, egg-shaped seed capsules containing dark blue seeds surrounded with white flesh. The leaves are large, dark green above with paler green along the midrib, grayish green with often purplish margins below, ovate in shape, and pinnately-veined with parallel lateral veins. Easy to grow from seeds. It makes an excellent landscape plant . Does best in semi-shade.
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Calathea hybrid, Calathea Fusion White PPAF

Calathea hybrid

Calathea Fusion White PPAF
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Malaysia
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistRegular waterOrnamental foliage

A new patented hybrid from Malaysia, this showy plant has hot pink stems and variegated marbled large elongated leaves. They are white/green color on the surface (white stripes) and light purple underneath. A guaranteed eye catcher! Perfect container plant, great for indoor garden. The plant prefers light shaded to bright (filtered light) environment, direct sun should be avoided. Water thoroughly and do not allow to dry out completely.





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Calathea lietzei , Calathea

Calathea lietzei

Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brasil
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliage



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Calathea loeseneri, Brazilian Star Calathea

Calathea loeseneri

Brazilian Star Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia
Small shrub 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliageAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

This Brazilian Calathea is one of the very few with showy flowers. The large leaves are quite attractive and they remind of a peacock ginger (Kaempferia). The leaves are light green with a white midrib. The white/pinkish flowers are 3" produced on long stems. The blooms are very showy above the foliage. This is a rarely offered plant. Makes an excellent container plant for shady locations.





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Calathea loeseneri - Brazilian Star Calathea

This Brazilian Calathea is one of the very few with showy flowers. The large leaves are quite attractive and they remind of a peacock ginger (Kaempferia). The leaves are light green with a white midrib. The white/pinkish flowers are 3" produced on long stems. The blooms are very showy above the foliage. This is a rarely offered plant. Makes an excellent container plant for shady locations.

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Calathea lutea, Cigar Calathea

Calathea lutea

Cigar Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Calathea lutea can grow to a height of 2.5 m and produces cigar-shaped bracts. The paddle-shaped leaves have reflective silver undersides. The most common cultivar found locally produces brownish bracts.





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Calathea makoyana, Maranta makoyana, Peacock plant

Calathea makoyana, Maranta makoyana

Peacock plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central and South America and the Caribbean
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental 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. Look best when grouped with other foliage plants. Can be used in a bottle garden or terrarium. This plant requires very specific growing conditions in order to thrive. Place in a warm, shady position i.e. one that never receives direct or indirect sun. Feed with a liquid fertiliser every two weeks during Spring and Summer and once a month during Autumn and Winter. Stand on a tray filled with water and pebbles to increase humidity. Water plentifully. Never allow to dry out - keep the potting mixture moist at all times. Repot every Spring using a mix of two thirds potting mixture and one third leaf mould or peat. Once the plant has been potted on to a fifteen centimetre pot , it is only necessary to replace the top layer of soil.





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Calathea musaica, Network Calathea

Calathea musaica

Network Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazil
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Its chartreuse leaves are characterized by an incredibly intricate web-like pattern of dark green lines that intersect at right angles, creating tiny rectangular sections.





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