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leafjoy™ Sweet Dreams™ Amagris Never Never Plant

Ctenantheburle-marxii

In a 12cm/4.3" grower pot

 

FEATURES
Amagris is a prayer plant, the common name for plants that tend to fold their foliage up as night falls. Prayer plants include plants in the following genera: Calathea, Maranta, Stromanthe, and Ctenanthe. The foliage is oblong, and light green in color with dark green veins. The underside of the leaves is purple. Other common names include 'Fishbone Prayer Plant'.

Adaptable as houseplant
Foliage Interest
Considered harmful for pets

CHARACTERISTICS:
Plant Type:  Houseplant
Height Category: Short
Height:  12 Inches
Foliage Colors:  Light green with dark green beings.
Habit:  Mounded
Container Role:  Filler

PLANT NEEDS
Light Requirement:  Low to Medium
Maintenance Category:  Moderate
Preferred Temperature:  60-85 F
Water Category:  Average
Humidity Preference:  High
Container Soil Type:  Indoor Potting Mix
Needs Good Drainage
Uses:  Desktops - Humid Spaces - North Facing Windows - Low Light Spaces
Uses notes:  Not for human or animal consumption

Maintenance Notes:
For optimal performance, keep a 60-85 F
Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf curl.
Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
Protect furniture when watering.

Calathea prefer shady areas with bright shade to medium/low light. Directly in front of windows that receive no direct sun will work.  Windows with early morning sun are also good.  Avoid any mid-day direct sun.

They should not be watered with tap water, unless it has been filtered. Distilled water is a good option as well. The plants are sensitive to impurities and salts in tap water, which can cause leaf edges to burn.
Calathea also prefers to have moist, but not wet soils. If the soil gets too dry it can cause leaf curl, which is a symptom of dry soil. Water when the top inch or so of soil is dry. If your soil is very dry you may want to soak your pot in water until the soil is rehydrated. It can take half an hour or more to rehydrate the soil. Allow the pot to drain once the soil is moist through.

Do not allow the plant to sit in water over extended periods of time.

Add some perlite and/or orchid bark to help fluff up the potting mix and provide better drainage. 
It will do best with high humidity. A pebble tray may help add humidity if needed, but a humidifier is a better option.
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