Drooping leaves - Knowledgebase Question

The Villages, Fl
Question by knnwll8
February 11, 2010
I recently bought a calathea (IHDA0299) the leaves are drooping any recommendation? Kept in house at 70 to 72F.

Answer from NGA
February 11, 2010


Droopy leaves are usually an indication of overwatering so check to make sure that the soil drains well and has a chance to dry slightly between waterings. Calathea grows more slowly in the winter time and will need less water during the cooler, darker months than in the spring and summer months. Since you've only recently acquired your plant, it may be showing some signs of stress as it adjusts to growing in your home. During this adjustment period, keep it out of drafts, mist the leaves regularly to help increase humidity and water only when the top half inch of soil dries out. It should recover in a few weeks. Best wishes with your new plant!

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