Problems With Calathea? It’s Beauty Is Worthy of the Challenge
Calathea have a reputation for being fussy houseplants. They do have specific requirements for indirect sunlight, warm temperatures, high humidity, and frequent watering that keeps the soil moist but not soggy during the growing season. However, you can water less often during the winter. As with the related prayer plant, problems with Calathea usually indicate one of these requirements isn’t being properly met.
- If the Pattern in the Leaves Fades or Disappears . . .
- If the Lower Leaves Turn Yellow and Other Leaves Become Spotted or Curl . . .
- If Your Calathea Isn’t Growing Well or the Leave Edges Turn Brown and Brittle
- If the Leaves Begin to Droop or the Stems Become Limp and Begin to Rot
- If You See Gray Mold Growing on the Leaves or Stems