With the wonderful Calathea Compactstar you will brighten up every dark corner of your home or office. The Calathea Compactstar is characterised by its unique leaf pattern, it definitely looks like a work of art! The leaves are light green with dark green 'zebra' stripes, which give the plant an attractive appearance.
The creative leaf design of the Calathea Compactstar ensures that it will not go unnoticed when it is shining in your home. The leaves are light green with dark green stripes. In the evening the dark red, almost purple underside appears. Calatheas are known for the fact that they fold up their leaves at night. Because this reminds one of a praying hand, the Calathea is also called the 'Prayer Plant'.
Care & tips Calathea Compactstar
The Calathea Compactstar is not a difficult plant to take care of. However, you do need to know how to take care of it correctly so that you can enjoy your plant for a long time. Place the Calathea in the right location and pay attention to the amount of water and the Calathea Compactstar will soon be happy.
Water requirements Calathea Compactstar
You may always keep the soil of the Calathea Compactstar slightly moist. 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 cause your Calathea to die, and that would be a shame.
We advise you to feel deep into the soil with two fingers before every watering to determine whether the Calathea needs some water again. If it is dry, the plant can be watered. If the soil is still wet from the previous watering, we advise you to wait with watering.
It is also a good idea to spray the leaves with water once a week to keep the humidity level high.
Light requirements for Calathea Compactstar
The Calathea Compactstar grows in the tropics in the shade of tall trees and large plants.
For this reason, the plant prefers a shady spot in your home and does not tolerate direct sunlight well. So pay attention to its location when you bring the plant into your home. In this way, the leaves will remain at their best and the leaf pattern will remain at its most visible. The plant can also survive well in normal daylight, but make sure that the Calathea Compactstar does not receive too much light. If the Calathea is placed in too much light, it will show this by curling its leaves and become crispy.
Is the Calathea Compactstar poisonous?
No, like most Calathea species, the Calathea Compactstar is not poisonous to children or pets.
How will my Calathea Compactstar be delivered?
This houseplant will be delivered in a pot. All our plants are shipped in a special designed shipping box or straight on a special pallet. Because of the unique interior of the shipping boxes, the houseplants stand firm in the box and cannot move. 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.