Calathea White Fusion
The Calathea 'White Fusion' cultivar, with its variegated shades of white, green and lilac, is no exception. The top side of its leaves features contrasting white markings alongside the green, and the underside has a pretty light purple-pinkish hue that also runs down the stems. Although their care can be a little more particular than some houseplants, once you get it right, you will be rewarded with an eye-catching display of foliage that grows profusely and quickly.
The right kind of light is one of the most important care elements for your Calathea 'White Fusion'. If this is wrong, the variegation on the plant won't develop properly. Filtered bright light is what is needed. Too much light can result in the markings fading and leaf curling, and too shady a position and the markings won't develop properly in the first place.
The Calathea 'White Fusion' prefers to be kept consistently moist, but soggy and waterlogged conditions are a recipe for disaster. These plants like high humidity, but overly wet soils can lead to root rot and bacterial and fungal issues. Ensuring the pot the plant is in has good drainage holes is also vital. Distilled or filtered water is best for keeping your white Fusion happy.
- Light: Bright indirect, dappled
- Water: Keep soil moist but not soggy (distilled/soft water)
- Child/pet safe: Yes