Marty The Calathea Zebrina

CALATHEA ZEBRINA LIGHTING

Marty likesmedium to bright indirect. She doesn't like direct light as this will burn her leaves. She will also tolerate shade and low light conditions making her an easy choice for most people.

 

WATERING YOU CALATHEA ZEBRINA

In the summer from March to September keep Marty's soil moist, we recommend watering twice a week. Watering Wednesday and Soak Sunday.

In the winter from October to February reduce watering to once a week. Houseplant watering guide

Use rain or distilled water to make Marty extra happy.

 

HUMIDITY FOR YOUR CALATHEA ZEBRINA

Marty likes room humidity to be around 60%. Normal room humidity is around 40-50%. To increase humidity you can use a Humidifier, place Marty next to other houseplants or you can fill a saucer with pebbles and water, place her on top of this.

 

CALATHEA ZEBRINA FERTILISER

This isn't a necessity but for best results from March to August give Marty some houseplant fertiliser every month when watering.

 

REPOTTING YOUR CALATHEA ZEBRINA 

When the roots start to grow out of the bottom opening of the pot, it is time to put Marty into a slightly larger pot

 

CALATHEA ZEBRINA CARE PROBLEMS

  • Browning leaves, not enough humidity or water is too hard. Use rainwater or distilled.

  • If Marty starts to look a bit shabby, you can cut some of her leaves off to promote new growth especially the lower leaves.