If you want a quick to the point care guide for Calathea Warscewiczii then you’re in luck. Here are the basic care requirements for this fussy little plant.
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Light. Calathea Warscewiczii needs dappled or shaded light as it is used to growing under the canopy of other plants. If you expose it to direct sunlight you will find that its leaves become scorched although it can tolerate bright light.
Water. You will need to water this plant relatively often, it does not do well if left to dry out completely. Try to keep the soil moist but don’t allow the plant to sit in water which means drainage holes are essential.
Humidity. Calathea Warscewiczii like to be humid as they are actually a tropical plant. They won’t do well if they’re left to dry out and can develop crispy tips on their leaves. They also like misting regularly.
Soil. You will need well draining soil as this is a plant that need watering often. The soil needs to be moist but not soggy so well draining soil should take away the excess water that the plant doesn’t need.
Fertiliser. You can fertilise this plant during the growing seasons but leave it during the winter months. Also be sure to dilute the fertilise as a plant feed that is too strong can cause burning on the leaves of your Calathea.
Propagation. Propagation can be done by root division, you won’t have much luck if you try to propagate with cuttings. When you propagate try to take more than one section as propagation doesn’t always work.
Repotting. You shouldn’t need to repot your Calathea more than once a year as these plants aren’t known for being particularly fast growing.
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