This is among the Prayer Plant Calatheas, which spread their leaves with the sunrise to absorb the sun. In the evening, the plants withdraw the stripped leaves to get a restful night.
You are surely going to enjoy the circadian rhythm of these plants. The leaves are shiny, elongated, and light-green in color with specific zebra strips and borders in a darker shade. This peep is a nice choice for growing in pots and containers for indoor plantation.
Medium to the bright indirect sun and dappled shade is suitable for the plant. Make sure the plant gets at least 6 hours of indirect light to grow healthy foliage. Ideal places for keeping your Freddy Prayer Plant are north, west, or an east-facing window. It is better to avoid South facing windows, as they usually face the sun directly.
These natives of tropical lands love humidity. A moisture level of more than 70% keeps the foliage lush. The dry days need you to maintain the moisture. You can follow measures like grouping them with other plants to enhance the overall humidity levels. Moreover, consider using a humidifier or a pebble-water tray under the pot
Keeping the plant watered suitably is a little tricky. You have to avoid over-watering while keeping the soil moist. Water the soil generously and let the excess drain out from the bottom. Use filtered or distilled water to keep your Freddie thriving.
- Light: Bright indirect, dappled
- Water: Keep soil moist but not soggy (distilled/soft water)
- Child/pet safe: Yes