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Calathea Triostar 14cm Pot

Original price was: R195.00.Current price is: R149.99.

Calathea Triostar 14cm Pot

Calathea Triostar, also known as Calathea Stromanthe Triostar or Stromanthe sanguinea ‘Triostar,’ is a popular ornamental plant cherished for its stunning foliage. It is a member of the Marantaceae family and is native to the tropical rainforests of South America, particularly Brazil.

Foliage: The most attractive feature of this plant is its tri-coloured foliage. The leaves are broad and elongated, with shades of pink, cream, and green. The pinkish-red undersides of the leaves add to its beauty.

Growth: Calathea Triostar is a relatively compact plant, typically growing to a height of around 30-45cm. It tends to spread moderately, forming a bushy clump.

Light Requirements: This plant thrives in bright, indirect light. It should be protected from direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves and cause damage. Too little light may lead to diminished leaf coloration.

Temperature and Humidity: Calathea Triostar prefers warm temperatures ranging from 18°C to 29°C. It also requires high humidity to mimic its natural rainforest habitat.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Ensure that the plant is not sitting in standing water to avoid root rot. Watering with filtered or distilled water can help prevent leaf discoloration from tap water chemicals.

Soil: Well-draining, nutrient-rich potting soil is essential for healthy growth.

Fertilisation: During the growing season (spring and summer), you can fertilise the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser once a month. Avoid fertilising during the dormant winter months.

Pruning: Regularly remove any yellowing or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking its best.

Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids. In terms of diseases, overwatering can lead to root rot, and low humidity might cause leaf browning or crispiness.

Due to its striking appearance, the Calathea Triostar is a popular choice among plant enthusiasts who enjoy the challenge of maintaining its specific care requirements. By providing the right conditions, you can enjoy its gorgeous foliage as an eye-catching addition to your indoor plant collection.


Calathea Triostar 14cm Pot