The beautiful Ziggy. Ziggy is an Autumn favourite of ours because she will tolerate a shady spot and her colours are so bold they really pop and stand out. Add some green plants around her to really make her stand out. This will also increase the humidity around her which she will love. Winner, Winner!
Height (including nursery pot) 75-85cm; pot diameter 19cm. (Fits a 20-22cm decorative pot)
Health Benefits- Air Purifying
Pet safe- Pet and baby safe
Ziggy likes medium 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
In the summer from March to September keep Ziggy'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 Ziggy extra happy.
Humidity for your Calathea
Ziggy likes room humidity to be around 60%. Normal room humidity is around 40-50%. To increase humidity you can use a Humidifier, place Ziggy next to other houseplants or you can fill a saucer with pebbles and water, place her on top of this.
This isn't a necessity but for best results from March to August give Ziggy some houseplant fertiliser every month when watering.
Repotting your Calathea
When the roots start to grow out of the bottom opening of the pot, it is time to put Ziggy into a slightly larger pot.
Calathea Care Problems
Browning leaves, not enough humidity or water is too hard. Use rainwater or distilled.
If Ziggy starts to look a bit shabby, you can cut some of her leaves off to promote new growth especially the lower leaves.