Colour and texture that instantly makes your day bright, the Calathea Freddy, is a smaller but handsome indoor or outdoor (given the right undercover position) plant. A pattern of pastel versus bright green, like looking into a calm and collected kaleidoscope. This Calathea is bursting with full and attractive foliage ready to purify the air in your home and add the most attractive splash of green with those slightly ruffle-edged and fascinating leaves.
In a suitable well-draining pot. Pick a colour pot that compliments your space and my patterned green leaves.
KEEP ME IN
A place with medium to bright indirect light. If you notice my leaf colours begin to fade then I am seeing too much sun.
PUT ME OUT
Somewhere with plenty of warmth, humidity and shade. I’m native to a tropical environment so if you can encapsulate that in my space, I will be very happy.
Regularly but sparingly, I love moist soil but hate wet roots. At the beginning of my life be very observant of my soil to maintain a suitable watering schedule as my environment will greatly impact how often I need replenishment. Please avoid over-watering me.
With a general houseplant fertiliser every four weeks during the warm months. There is no reason to in the winter as I naturally grow slowly during this season. Less is more with this.
A comfortable and humid environment. Feel free to gently wipe down my pretty leaves with a damp cloth.
The Calathea Freddy is non-toxic to cats and dogs. However, it is recommended to keep your house plants away from children and pets..
Be sure to trim off old foliage to keep this plant healthy and vibrant.
Avoid putting me through any sudden temperature changes and remember how much I love warmth and humidity.
Mist me with water often and if you live in a cooler climate consider adding a pebble tray and/or humidifier to my space.