Tropicals forum: Calathea

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Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
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Feb 21, 2016 1:42 PM CST
Who is growing this plant and can give advice on its likes and dislikes? From what I understand bright shade and moist soil and temps above 50f with humid conditions.

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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Feb 21, 2016 2:41 PM CST
Yes; it's a rainforest understory plant; bright to deep shade I would say.
Name: Alex Junge
MN st paul, (Zone 4a)
Feb 21, 2016 8:21 PM CST
And high humidity best in a greenhouse sigh.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Feb 21, 2016 9:26 PM CST
I love it. Had it. Killed it. It likes shade and more humidity than I could give it indoors. It did look like it died one year. There was nothing in the pot but dirt. I put the pot outside that summer and it came back. So even if you think it is dead it might not be dead. It finally died for real one winter.

The plant name is......... Dottie.
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Feb 23, 2016 10:25 AM CST
I love the colors on your calathea. I agree with everyone's comments. I can't offer much help, as mine struggle through the winter indoors along with some of the maranthas. In the spring, I put them all outdoors in the shade and they bounce right back. They regrow from rhizomes. Thumbs up

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