Calathea Care Guide

Calathea Care Guide - SunSwill

Light Requirements:

Calathea plants prefer bright, indirect light. They can thrive in various lighting conditions, but too much direct sunlight can scorch their leaves.


These plants like to have moist soil. Water your Calathea when the top layer of soil feels dry to the touch. However, be cautious not to overwater, as they do not like to sit in wet soil. Overwatering can lead to root rot.


Calatheas are not particularly fast-growing, and repotting is generally only necessary if they become root-bound or if the soil becomes exhausted. When repotting, choose a pot with good drainage and use a well-draining soil mix.

Grooming or Pruning Needs:

Regularly check the leaves for any signs of yellowing or damage. Remove any yellow or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking its best and to encourage new growth.

Additional Tips to Remember:

  1. Calathea is known for its large, colorful, and often variegated leaves, making it a popular choice for home décor.

  2. They can grow up to 3 feet tall and are native to the tropical rainforests of South America.

  3. Calatheas are also known as prayer plants because their leaves move up and down with the daily light cycle.

  4. They thrive best in high humidity environments. Consider placing a humidifier nearby or misting the leaves regularly.

  5. Calathea plants are sensitive to the minerals found in tap water. Using distilled water or rainwater can help prevent leaf browning.

With proper care, Calathea can be a vibrant and attractive addition to your indoor plant collection, adding a touch of tropical elegance to any space. Their unique leaf patterns and movement make them a favorite among plant enthusiasts.