We can't get enough of the Calathea Bluegrass. With its jagged edges and fuzzy hairdo it will brighten up every dark corner of your home. The Calathea Bluegrass is also known as the 'Shade Plant'. This is because the plant does particularly well in a shady spot and does not tolerate a lot of sun.
The leaves of the Calathea Bluegrass are characterised by their jagged edges and beautiful green colours. Due to the many cuttings that the plant has, the Calathea Bluegrass gets a thick and full appearance. Besides the nickname 'shade plant', the Calathea Bluegrass is also referred to as the 'prayer plant', just like other Calathea's. The Calathea got this nickname because it folds its leaves up at sunset, which resembles a praying hand.
Care & tips Calathea Bluegrass -35cm
The Calathea Bluegrass prefers a shady spot in your home or office. Because the Calathea originally grows in the shadow of large plants and tall trees, it does not tolerate too much sunlight. This will not stimulate the production of new leaf patterns and the leaves may even burn. Make sure that you do not place the plant in front of a window, but rather in a position where the majority of the day's shade falls.
Water requirements for Calathea Bluegrass -35cm
The potting soil of the Calathea Bluegrass may be kept slightly moist on a regular basis, but make sure that you do not over-water the plant. Too much water can cause it to accumulate at the bottom of the pot near the roots, which can cause root rot. Root rot can mean the end of the plant. For this reason we advise you to feel deep into the soil with two fingers before every watering to determine whether the Calathea Bluegrass needs some water again. If it is dry here, the plant may be watered. If the soil is still wet from the previous watering, we advise you to wait with watering. We also recommend watering the leaves once a week to keep the humidity high.
Light requirements for Calathea Bluegrass - 35cm
The Calathea Bluegrass originally grows in the tropics of South America and the Amazon in the shade of large trees. For this reason, the plant does not tolerate too much (direct) sunlight and likes to be in a shady spot in your home. So pay close attention to this when you are choosing a place for the plant. In a shady spot, the leaves will remain at their best and the production of new leaf designs will be stimulated. The plant can also survive well in normal daylight, but make sure that the Calathea Bluegrass does not receive too much light. When the Calathea is placed in too much light it will show this by curling its leaves and becoming crunchy.
Is the Calathea Bluegrass -35cm poisonous?
No, fortunately the Calathea Bluegrass is not poisonous to humans or animals. Of course this does not mean that you should take a bite of it.
How will my Calathea Bluegrass be delivered?
This houseplant will be delivered in a cultivation pot. All our plants are shipped in a specially designed shipping box or straight on a special pallet. The unique interior of the shipping boxes ensures that the houseplants are firmly positioned in the box and cannot move around. Houseplants don't mind standing in a dark box for a day. This way, we make sure that your green friends are delivered to your home in tip-top shape.
PLEASE NOTE: The Calathea in the photo is a sample photo.
The plant in the example photo is not the plant that will be delivered. This is an example, so variations are possible. The final plant delivered may differ in size, number of flower spikes, etc.