Iggy

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ABOUT OUR CALATHEA MAJESTIC WHITESTAR

Hey, I’m Iggy! I go by the Calathea Whitestar and I’m also known as a prayer plant. I bet I caught you looking at my fantastic white and pink leaves? If you think you’re seeing Deja vu then you might have seen my almost identical twin Ziggy. We’re quite the good looking pair. Although, just between us I’m a much rarer species of Calathea so I’d snap me up while you can.

I’m part of the prayer family which houses over 40 species. The Calathea plant is just one speci in the payer plant family that has 500 species of its own. I hail from the tropical and warm climate of Brazil and Bolivia. In these tropical forests I thrive in dappled light, warm temperatures and high humidity. I can be a little fussy when it comes to my care so I’d recommend you place me near a humidifier or in a warm bathroom with plenty of natural light.  

My attractive white stripes are adored by many houseplants enthusiasts. I’m a rare beauty that should be snapped up before I’m sold out!

Height (including nursery pot) 75-85cm; pot diameter 19cm. (Fits a 20-22cm decorative pot)

DID YOU KNOW?

The Calathea species can react badly to tap water and should be watered with filtered or rain water. If watered with tap water you may notice Iggy’s leaves turning brown.

Iggy’s bright foliage is stylish and unique. There’s not many houseplants that have her gorgeous look.


QUICK CALATHEA WHITESTAR PLANT CARE

Iggy needs filtered light and high humidity. Place Iggy in a bathroom or near a humidifier.

LIGHTING

I like filtered or dappled light. Keep me out of direct sunlight otherwise my striking foliage will burn and wilt.

WATERING

Keep my soil consistently moist. Never allow my soil to completely dry out or get overly wet or soggy.

HUMIDITY

I need high humidity to thrive. Find out how you can increase humidity in your home here.

FERTILISER

To promote new growth use our fortifying houseplant fertiliser. Use our fertiliser once a month from the months of March-September.

   

   


FAST FACTS ABOUT IGGY


BEST ROOM

The best room is a bathroom or a living room with other humidity loving plants.

PET SAFE

Yes. She’s non-toxic if ingested so she is safe to have around pets and young children.

AIR PURIFYING

Yes

THINGS WE ALWAYS GET ASKED

How do you take care of the Calathea Whitestar?

Iggy is a striking and gorgeous plant. To keep her happy, place her in a humid room like a bathroom or living room with a humidifier. Keep the temperatures consistently warm and between 18ºC-24ºC. Every 5-6 days check the first few inches of soil and only water her when the soil feels dry. You may notice her foliage droop during the night and day when she is ready for a drink. She will naturally droop her foliage during the day to follow the light. The Calathea species should be kept away from open windows, draughty hallways and radiators. Any excessive heat or cold will cause her leaves to curl from stress. Iggy prefers indirect or filtered light. Place her in a room with plenty of natural light but at least one metre away from a window so she does not receive any harsh, direct light.

How often do you water a Calathea Whitestar?

Check the first two inches of soil with your finger and only water when they are dry. In the summer this could be as often as twice a week and in the winter once every 10 days. It’s always best to feel the soil first before you water her.

Why are the tips of my Calathea leaves turning brown?

The browning on Iggy’s leaves is often caused by a bad reaction to tap water. You may notice the tips of her leaves turn brown when her root system is unhappy. The harsh chemicals in tap water can upset your Calathea so filtered or rain water is preferred.

PLANT STYLING TIPS

Iggy is a wonderful plant with a beautiful look. Decorate Iggy in your steamy bathroom or in a living room with a humidifier. Pair Iggy with other humidity-loving plants like Lily, Hamish and Melany so they can help boost the humidity in your home.

Pair this beautiful plant with a white quartz crystal. For a statement use the power crystal and for a subtle, classy look check out the reflect crystal.

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