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Native to Brazil, Freddie is a tropical plant that comes alive with daylight, opening its leaves and soaking up the sunlight, before closing up again at night. It has long, narrow leaves and dark-green veins, which really make it stand out from the crowd.
Calathea plants are said to symbolise new beginnings, which relates nicely to fact that the plant closes its' leaves during night, and opens again afresh in the morning. Clever things!
Although these plants are a little more demanding when it comes to care, they will show you when they are unhappy. For example, yellow leaves are a sign of over-watering, whilst brown leaf tips are the result of dry air upsetting your plant.
How to Keep me Happy
Light: I like bright, indirect light
Water: Water me when my top 2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch
Expert Level: I'm ideal for those who know their plants
Sizing: W12cm x H30-40cm
Air-Purifying: I remove the nasties lurking in your room
Pet-Friendly: I'm safe around your furry friends and little people
Latin Name: Calathea Concinna Freddie
Jo's Top Tip
You reap what you sow with this plant. Though it may be a little harder to care for, put in the effort and you shall be rewarded with large, vibrant foliage and a white flower throughout growing season.
Does not come with decorative pot.