8 - 15cm Calathea Freddie 9cm Pot


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Calathea Freddie, also known as the Freddie Prayer Plant, is a tropical houseplant with stunning foliage, featuring broad, dark green leaves with light green stripes and a reddish-purple undersides. Here are some care tips for this plant:

  1. Light: Calathea Freddie prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some lower light conditions, but avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Water thoroughly, and allow any excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot. Calathea Freddie likes to stay moist, but be careful not to overwater it, as this can cause root rot.

  3. Humidity: Calathea Freddie likes high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves with water, using a humidifier, or placing a tray of water near the plant.

  4. Temperature: The ideal temperature range for this plant is between 60-75°F (15-24°C).

  5. Soil: Calathea Freddie prefers a well-draining potting mix that is rich in organic matter. You can use a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite.

  6. Fertilizer: Fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

  7. Pruning: Prune the plant to maintain its shape and remove any dead or yellowing leaves.

  8. Propagation: Calathea Freddie can be propagated by division. Carefully separate the plant into two or more sections, making sure each section has roots and leaves, and plant them in separate pots.

  9. Pests and Diseases: Watch out for pests like spider mites and mealybugs, and treat them promptly if you notice any. Also, be careful not to overwater the plant, as this can lead to root rot.

Remember to keep your plant away from pets and children as it's toxic when ingested. Calathea Freddie is a relatively high-maintenance plant that requires some attention, but its stunning foliage is well worth the effort.

8 - 15cm Calathea Freddie 9cm Pot House Plant