Growing guide

How to grow calatheas

Grow these foliage houseplants for their lush, tropical-looking appearance. They have leaves in many bold colour variations and patterns to brighten up your home.

Quick facts

  • Calatheas are long lived plants, usually chosen for their interesting foliage
  • They like warm, humid conditions and bright but indirect light
  • Keep the compost evenly moist during the growing season
  • Take care not to overwater in winter
  • Kitchens and bathrooms tend to be the most humid rooms in a house, making them suitable for calatheas
  • Repot every few years using peat-free compost

All you need to know

Before you get started
Planting
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
Propagating
Problems
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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