Calathea 'White Fusion' Care Guide

October 21, 2020

Calathea are popular indoor houseplants and this ‘White Fusion’ variety is a stand-out star! The Calathea White Fusion has gorgeous white and green marbled leaves. This tropical plant is native to the Americas and enjoys high humidity. 

Care Tips:

Watering 

Calatheas prefer distilled water. You can use filtered water, rainwater, or tap water that has sat out over night as an alternative. Most localities have tap water with high mineral and chlorine contents, both of which can lead to browning leaf tips in Calathea. 

Water when the soil is almost dry. This plant prefers to stay moist but not damp. The best way to achieve this is to make sure your pot has a drainage hole.


Light

Calatheas do not like direct sunlight. Because they grown naturally under tropical canopies, these plants thrive in bright indirect light. Too much sunlight can fade the vibrant leaves. 

Soil

These plants come in a mix that has good drainage. Calatheas do not need to be repotted frequently as they are slow growers. When you do repot your plant, use a soil with amendments like perlite or sand that help drain water quickly. 


Fun Fact:

Unlike Philodendron which can be propagated by cuttings, Calatheas are propagated by division! 


Want one for your space? We’ll have them available beginning October 2020. Shoot us an email info@essenciaair.com if you’d like one shipped to you or delivered within Miami-Dade and Broward Counties!

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Photo by plantsbybenny1 via Reddit

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