The living plant,
As stated, the Calatheas to be kept in house. This plant is the house equipped with color in places where other plants do not like to linger.
Besides of course the living room, he fits perfectly into dark home locations, such as in the hallway.
But what about the bathroom? In this damp little light wide environment Calathea feels at home. And the bedroom? Precisely here is to see additional well that closing the leaves in the evening.
In the morning when the first light coming through the windows extends the plant's leaves and unfolds weer.Kortom, a plant that makes many places in the house rhythm.
Calathea is best served at temperatures between 15 and 23 degrees.
Calathea is a shade-loving plant and does not like sunlight.
Enter Calatheas 2 x week a little water.
The Calathea the leaves are not edible.
The Marantaceae is a plant family that occurs in the subtropics, especially the jungles of Brazil. The plants grow in the wild as shrubs, which can easily reach a height of several meters. It is related to the banana plant. When the native population the Marantaceae family is also known for its nutritional value: the roots are edible. The large leaves of the plant again lend themselves to roofing huts. It is obvious that the Marantaceae also has a medical significance. The plant family owes its name to an Italian doctor, Maranti, who has been in the sixteenth century wrote a standard work on the medicinal properties of plants and flowers.
Characteristic of the Marantaceae is the decorative sheet. It is especially the leaves that determine the type value of the plant. The cultivars have very different leaf colors and nerftekeningen. The colors range from silver, white and pink to various shades of green.
The main genus of the Marantaceae family is Calathea. There must be dozens of varieties exist, but many species have not yet been discovered in the often impenetrable jungle. On average fifteen varieties are grown by our supplier. The assortment changes also regularly.
The living plant
Calathea has a special feature: the leaves from closing when the amount of light decreases. The plant thus has a circadian rhythm, which is the nickname of 'living plant' has produced. The closing of the leaves is also audible, a rustling sound.