New! Calathea makoyana
Calathea makoyana

New! Calathea makoyana

$32.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Calathea
Hardiness Zone: 1-13S/W Exposure: Houseplants - Low Light
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Mature Height: 2'
Read our Growing Guide Ships Weather Permitting
Ships as: NURSERY POT AND BASKET
Shipping Details Shipment begins in mid August 2020, depending on your zone. See shipping tab for details

Product Details

Product Details

The patterned leaves of this highly decorative houseplant are pale green with darker green shades spreading from the center to the outer edges. The undersides of the foliage highlight pink to red tones. Set this Zebra Plant in bright indirect light, and let it steal the show. Shipped in a handcrafted clay Castle pot, 6" wide x 5" tall. Saucer included.

Our houseplants appear generously sized in our photos. They are representative of the sizes we ship to you. For information on growing and care, click Growing Guide.

Shipping

Shipping

WEATHER PERMITTING - Working with Mother Nature

In our business, we work closely with Mother Nature. In the colder months when we stipulate that an item is shipped “weather permitting”, that means temperatures outside our shipping facility in northwestern Connecticut and along the shipping route must be warm enough for tender plants to survive in unheated delivery trucks. Our practice of waiting for windows of milder weather may result in the occasional delay, but our customers tend to appreciate the care we take to make certain their plants arrive in the very best possible condition. Questions? Don’t hesitate to call our customer service staff at 1-800-411-6159.

HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

WHEN WE SHIP

We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: kah-lah-thee'uh

GROWING CALATHEA AS A HOUSEPLANT

Also known as Zebra Plant, the best foliage color is achieved in bright, indirect light. High humidity is preferred (see below for ways to increase humidity around your plant). Keep potting mix evenly moist.

Humidity: Most houseplants are native to tropical or subtropical regions of the world, where relative humidity is typically very high. They suffer in the dry air produced by furnaces and woodstoves. The best way to increase the humidity around your plants is to run a humidifier nearby. You can also set plants in trays filled with pebbles or gravel. Add water to a level just below the tops of the pebbles (if the potting mix in the pots comes in contact with the water, the mix will draw water into the pot, which will cause the mix to become saturated, eventually leading to rot). Refill trays frequently to replace water lost through evaporation. (Our Humiditrays perform the same function without the need for pebbles.)

GROWING CALATHEA OUTDOORS IN SUMMER

Light/Watering: Grow in partial shade to shade and water when the top inch of soil is dry.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Use a well-drained potting mix and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly throughout the growing season (April to September).

End-of-Season Care: In all but the mildest winter climates (plants are hardy to Zone 11 [40°F]), bring plants indoors before frost and overwinter in bright indirect light. 

 

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