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A native to the jungles of the Amazon region in South America, this is a stunning plant with variegated leaves in a spectrum of shades of pink, green and white. Part of the Calathea family and related to the Prayer Plant.
Neediness: Does require some regular care. For example, regularly turning the plant will encourage even growth. Maintaining humidity is an important part of caring for this plant. If humidity is too low the leaves may brown at the edges.
Watering: aim to always keep the soil slightly damp. Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering again. In the winter months do not allow the plant to fully dry out but do reduce the frequency of watering. Mist weekly and if planted in a pot without drainage holes, mist more frequently.
Ideal location: bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and studies
Rate of growth: with the correct care this plant can reach 2 to 3ft in height and 1 to 2ft across.
Temperature: keep at a normal room temperature, avoid placing anywhere near a radiator. Do not let the temperature drop below 15°C during the winter months.
Pets: this plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs.
(Does not include decorative pot.)
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