Ctenanthe "Burle Marx" - 6"
Calatheas prefer medium to bright indirect light, generally east/west or north would be ideal. Avoid direct sun, as it will cause leaves to burn.
Calathea prefer a consistent water schedule. Try to keep the soil damp, but not saturated. Let the soil slightly dry out between waterings, but keeping them too dry will cause brown leaf tips/edges. Overwatering will cause the plant to wilt and it will recover slowly.
Like many tropical indoor plants, this plant prefers a spot with ample humidity. Brown edges on the leaves indicate the air is too dry. Mist the leaves twice per week with room temperature water.
This plant enjoys the warmth, preferably between 65-85 degrees. Maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees and avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.
The Freddie Plant is non-toxic to cats, dogs, and humans.
If you notice a tip or edge burn often with a yellowish hue at the edge, especially on older leaves, it could be due to your tap water. To solve this, use distilled water or allow your tap water to stand overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. Do not use any shine products on the leaves, instead, clean leaves occasionally with a damp cloth.