The Freddie Calathea is paired with our Small Dolores Planter, an earthenware pot measuring 5" tall and 5" wide. This plant is pet friendly! Your plant height may vary slightly. It comes potted in our soil mix to increase plant health, longevity, and growth. The Dolores does not have a drainage hole. It has a layer of porous lava rocks lining the bottom to ensure proper drainage. The Dolores is named after San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Park.
Small: 5" H x 5" WSize Guide
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The Sill Plant Promise
We guarantee our plants up to a year from purchase date.
Thrives in medium indirect light.
When potting mix is half-dry to dry, about 2" down.
Normal to Humid
Normal to slightly higher humidity will do.
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!