Jungle & Loom

Calathea Picturata


Calathea are listed under the Moisture Loving Tropicals section in the Jungle & Loom Plant Care Card. They are typically low light tolerant, but unlike most houseplants they don't like for their soil to dry out in between waterings. They are also more susceptible to the wam dry air of heating vents and radiators in the winter.

These plants are best for the Plant Parent that loves to care for their plants on a regular basis.

Some varieties of Calathea can be prone to spider mites.  As a preventative measure, wash the leaves with Castile soap once a month before watering.