Calathea Grey Star
The Calathea Grey Star belong to the genus Ctenanthe and is related to Calathea, Maranta and Stromanthe. These indoor (and shade loving outdoor) plants belong to the Marantaceae family, well known as prayer plants or never never plants, because they fold their leaves up as if in prayer each night and back down in the day.
- This distinctive houseplant enjoys medium light. Keep out of direct sunlight as this will cause the leaf colour to fade.
- It is happiest in a humid environment.
- Mist the leaves of your Calathea Grey Star regularly (with a spray bottle or mister) to enhance the humidity in the air around it.
- If you would like to increase the humidity even more, or have chosen a very dry space for your new Calathea, you can also place it on a tray filled with pebbles and water to ensure the humid environment that this indoor plant needs to really thrive.
- But typically a room that gets some sunlight and an excellent watering routine will keep this plant very happy.
- Keep the soil consistently moist. But not soggy and don’t let your Calathea dry out completely between waterings.
- We recommend watering when the top 2cm of the soil has dried out. Water well, pouring over all the soil until the water drains right through the pot and out of the drainage holes at the bottom.
- Test the soil by sticking your finger into the soil to feel the dryness, and then water accordingly.
- The leaves will curl when your Calathea Grey Star is too dry and needs more water. Keep an eye out for these signs to develop a consistent watering routine.
- Light: Bright indirect, dappled
- Water: Keep soil moist but not soggy (distilled/soft water)
- Child/pet safe: Yes