Calathea Burle Marxii, Fishbone Prayer Plant
Calathea Burle Marxii is a botanical marvel from the Marantaceae family. Its complex patterns on its leaves are reminiscent of an artist’s brushstrokes. This plant, named after the Brazilian artist Roberto Burle Marx, is a living monument to creativity. Calathea Burle Marxii is native to the Brazilian jungles and flourishes there. Its eye-catching foliage, a symphony of greens and patterns, has earned it the moniker “living artwork.” The plant’s attractiveness is enhanced by its singular responsiveness, or “praying,” in which leaves move in time with the rhythm of the sun.
1. Light and Placement: Place your Calathea fishbone prayer plant in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. If the plant receives too little light, its foliage might lose its vibrant colors.
2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Use room temperature or lukewarm water to avoid shocking the roots.
3. Soil and Potting: Plant your Calathea Burle Marxii in well-draining soil that retains moisture without becoming waterlogged. so, choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent water accumulation at the roots.
4. Pruning and Maintenance: Regularly remove any yellow or brown leaves to encourage new growth. Trim leggy stems to maintain a compact and bushy appearance.
5. Fertilization: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your plant with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or stop fertilization during the dormant season (fall and winter).