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Calathea Illustris

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The Calathea Illustris is a stunning indoor plant with beautiful patterned foliage. The large rounded leaves are dark green above, red below, marked heavily with cream or pink stripes "painted" along the veins and midriff, with feathered margins. 

This is a popular Indoor plant with attractive leaves and colours but the plant does not flower very often indoors and the markings will fade if either too much light or not enough. In most cases, it's due to long-term exposure to direct sunlight. 

Find a well-lit spot to place your Calathea. All Calatheas enjoys a small amount of morning sun (not direct sunlight) and "dig" a moist fertile soil, but not "wet" or left bathing in water. A consistent small amount of water during the growing season as soon as you spy the soil drying up. You can hold back a little on the water during the cooler months. 

Quick Facts

  • 10-50cm high
  • Clump forming perennial 
  • Indoor plant

 Our plants can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for the shadier parts of your garden or as an indoor plant.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door.

* Learn how to care for your Indoor Plants read more via our blog page
'The quick start guide: Indoor plants'

 

     

    Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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    Our growing philosophy isn't rocket science. We simply hold our plants back longer, which means the root systems can establish. That means a better plant for you that's ground ready, achieving faster grow times.

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