The head turner.
The Calathea White Fusion has lovely green and white marbling on the leaves with pale purple undersides. A very sought after plant. It is one of the most beautiful calatheas you will ever see in your lifetime.
Light: As with most variegated plants, Calatheas need plenty of diffused light however direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose their markings. They can tolerate some degree of shade, but the better the light conditions, the more you will be rewarded by fine foliage. Experiment in your home to find the perfect spot for your plant.
Water: must be kept in damp soil at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil. Think little and often as a watering policy.
Temperature: Prefers warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C
Humidity: High humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower room or kitchen from time to time to give an extra boost.
Feed: Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Care tips: Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. Do not use leaf shine as this will damage the foliage. Calathea Fusion White leaves are delicate, the occasional small patch of discolouration, particularly on lower leaves, is normal. These leaves can be pruned without adversely affecting the plant. Brown tips may also occur. Holes can also appear during unfurling of new leaves. Please understand that no plant is perfect.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 40-60cm. Calathea is moderately fast growing.
Origin: Tropical Americas
Size: 50cm, comes in regular nursery pot