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Calathea

Freddie

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The Calathea 'Freddie' has long green leaves with a pattern of dark green brushstrokes. It comes in a 4" tall by 4" wide plastic nursery pot. Calathea are commonly called prayer plants because their leaves close at night. This houseplant is pet-friendly! 

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Plant Care

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    • Medium
    • Prefers medium indirect light to dappled sun.
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    • Indirect
    • Indirect light to dappled sun. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
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    • About every 1-2 weeks
    • When potting mix is half-dry to dry, about 2" down.
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    • Normal to Humid
    • Normal to slightly higher humidity will do.
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Plant Origins

Cultivated

Plant Bio

Calathea 'Freddie' is a hybrid of calathea selected for its low light tolerance as compared to other calatheas.  Calatheas are often called 'prayer plants' because of their unique leaf movements –– they raise and lower their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm. This phenomenon is called nyctinasty. Plant movements are controlled by a flux of water pressure in the pulvini - nodes at the base of the leaves. Scientists theorize that these movements are meant to follow the sun and catch as much light as possible –– an essential trait for a forest-floor-dwelling plant!

"Calathea time lapse" on YouTube. You’re welcome.

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