Calathea Musaica is a plant that originates from the tropics which means it is used to a higher level of humidity. This doesn’t mean it needs to be misted but it definitely needs a higher level of water vapour in the air and misting can be a great way to achieve this.
If you live in a region that is dry and arid or if you use a heating system in your home during the winter then the air may be too dry for your Calathea. There are many different options you can use to help increase the humidity levels for your plant but a great option is to mist them.
Fill your mister with filtered water. This isn’t super important and your plants will still be fine with regular tap water but to minimise any browning on the leaves we would recommend using filtered water. Then simply mist your Calathea once a day or once every other day.
If you don’t want to mist your plants as it is quite an effort to remember to do it every day then you can get a humidifier instead. Although they can initially be a costly purchase they will take all the work out of you having to provide your plants with the humidity yourself. You simple choose a setting and press go and the machine does the work for you. This is a great option for people who think they’d be likely to forget to mist their plants.
Other options can include placing glasses and bowls filled with water around your home so that the moisture level increases when the water evaporates. Using the same logic you can place a plant pot in a tray of pebbles and water. Whatever you choose to do, the important message to take home is that Calathea Musaica like to be moist so if you don’t have a humidifier you probably should be misting them often.
If you’ve found this useful then you should definitely take a look at how often should I water Calathea Musaica?
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June Dia says
Hi, thanks for the info, can I place my calethea musiaca in water filled vase?
Hi! The roots shouldn’t be fully submerged in water so I wouldn’t recommend a water filled vase.