6in Calathea Illustris
Calathea Illustris in a 6in nursery pot.
This is a beautiful and more uncommon variety that requires high humidity.
Light: Bright Filtered or Indirect Light
Prefers moderate to bright, indirect light; avoid direct sunlight. Direct sun will burn foliage.
Likes to stay consistently moist; never let it dry out. Water roughly once a week or more depending on light and environment. This variety can be more sensitive to chemicals and metals in tap water; distilled or filtered water can help reduce browning.
Should be grown in high humidity near a humidifier or a humid bright bathroom.
Soil: Moisture-retaining potting soil mix
50 percent potting soil, 20 percent orchid bark, 20 percent charcoal, and 10 percent vermiculite/perlite
Toxicity Level: Not toxic to animals.
Additional Information: Brown spotting and crispy leaves are a sign of chemical burn from tap water. Not tolerant to cold temperatures. May go dormant during winter; cut back watering during winter.
Plant Health: At Paraíso we go above and beyond to ensure our plants are healthy and ready to thrive indoors. We hand-spray every surface of each plant with organic cold-pressed Neem Oil. Neem is an organic horticultural oil that is a highly effective pest control and preventative. It's safe for humans and bees, and helps to ensure your plant's long-term health.
We strive for our plants to be the healthiest and most lush around because we care deeply about plant health.