As mentioned, the Calathea can be kept well in the house. This plant will provide the house with color in the places where other plants do not like to stay.
In addition to the living room, it fits perfectly in dark locations in the house, such as in the hall.
But what about the bathroom? In this humid but low-light environment, the Calathea feels completely at home. And the bedroom? Especially here is extra good to see that the leaves close at night.
In the morning when the first light comes through the windows, the plant stretches its leaves and unfolds again. In short, a plant that provides rhythm in many places in the house.
The Calathea is best served at temperatures between 15 and 23 degrees.
The Calathea is a shadow-loving plant and does not like sunlight.
Give the Calathea 2 x per week a dash of water.
The leaves of the Calathea are not edible.
The Marantaceae is a plant family that occurs in the subtropics, especially the jungle of Brazil. The plants grow in the wild like shrubs, which can easily reach a height of several meters. It is family of the banana plant. In the native population, the Marantaceae family is also known for its nutritional value: the roots are edible. The large leaves of the plants lend themselves again to the roof covering of huts. It is obvious that the Marantaceae also has a medical meaning. The plant family owes its name to an Italian physician, Maranti, who wrote a standard work on the medical properties of flowers and plants in the sixteenth century.
Characteristic of the Marantaceae is the decorative leaf. It is mainly the leaves that determine the attraction value of the plant. The cultivars have very different leaf colors and grain drawings. The colors range from silver, white-pink to various shades of green.
The main genus of the Marantaceae family is the Calathea. There must be many dozens of varieties, but many species have not yet been discovered in the often impenetrable jungle. An average of fifteen varieties are grown by our supplier. The range also changes regularly.
The Calathea has a special feature: the leaves close when the amount of light decreases. The plant therefore has a day and night rhythm, which has earned the nickname of 'living plant'. The closing of the leaves is also audible, with a rustling sound.