Calathea Misto Plant
Meet the Calathea Misto, a plant that will provide beach charm to your home. This plant is native to the breezy coastal regions of South America, particularly Brazil. And it has a tranquil feel that mimics the smooth rhythm of the water.
Calathea Misto, with its velvet-like leaves and gorgeous foliage patterns, is the type of Calathea that every praying plant enthusiast will want to add to their ever-growing plant collection.
The velvety green leaves of the Calathea louisae, also known as Calathea Jungle Velvet, are distinguished by their deeper green banding throughout the leaves and deep maroon undersides (incidentally, the leaves resemble but are more velvety to the touch.
Aside from its natural beauty, the Calathea Misto is a natural air purifier, purifying the air around it in the same way that a sea breeze does. So, if you’re looking for a simple method to bring the sea’s calming presence within, the Calathea louisae is your green ticket!
Light: Place your Calathea in indirect or filtered light. Avoid direct sunshine, which can scorch the leaves.
Watering: Keep the soil wet but not saturated. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. To avoid root rot, ensure appropriate drainage.
Soil: To avoid waterlogging, use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix.
Fertilization: During the growing seasons (spring and summer), feed your Calathea Misto every 4-6 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength.
Pruning: Trim brown or yellowing leaves at the base to encourage new growth. Regular pruning maintains the plant appearing healthy and alive.