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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 22, 2010

Q. Calathea Plant Wilting

What can I do if my calathea  plant is drooping due to excess water in the compost? How do I get it back to its original position?

Answered by
Nikki on
December 22, 2010
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The quickest way to get the compost drier is to replace some of the soil on the outside of the rootball with dry soil. If the soil has dried out already and the plant is still looking droopy, there is a good chance that the plant may have developed root rot while it was too wet. This article will help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

Once the overwatering or root rot problem has been solved, it should perk back up.

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Asked by
trambi07 on
September 18, 2014

Q. What is this plant

My friend is planting this tree. I like it, but she didn’t know name. Can you tell me its name? Thank you very much!

Answered by
trambi07 on
September 24, 2014
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:) yub! same

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Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 22, 2014
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That could be also. Peacock plant is of the genus Calathea, which is very similar to Maranta.

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Answered by
trambi07 on
September 22, 2014
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^^ thanks ! so.. somebody tell me this is peacock plant

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Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 21, 2014
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This looks like it might be a specie of Maranta, many of which are commonly grown as foliage houseplants. These are often called 'prayer plants', but the specie is known for the production of arrowroot. If your friend's plant is more of a tree than a small potted plant, it could be one used for agriculture rather than ornamental purposes. If you get in touch with a nearby botanical garden, they should be able to identify for you.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 1, 2017

Q. Calathea Houseplant

I am requesting a catalog on houseplant or where I can purchase the Repetition Calathea plants. Thank you!

Booker Thomas

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 1, 2017
Certified Expert
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We do not sell from our web site.

Visit your local garden centers and greenhouse. This is a fairly common houseplant that will likely be found locally for purchase.
You can also do a Google search for suppliers.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/calathea-plants/calathea-zebra-houseplant.htm

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Asked by
Coco123 on
December 11, 2018
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Q. Strange flower on Calathea exotica

I’ve owned my Calathea exotica for over a year now and for the first time there seems to be some sort of flower things growing in between a couple of the stems. When I have googled it they say that these are a non flowering plant. So I am very confused about what is growing on my plant and wether or not it is normal?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
December 11, 2018
Certified Expert
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Calathea do often bloom in the wild, but they tend not to bloom much indoors. There are some exceptions, such as the C. crocata species of calathea, which can produce beautiful orange colored flowers. Most of the other species of calathea plants just have bright, colorful green leaves with other colors (such as purple) on the underside of their leaves.
You are doing everything right for your plant to bloom!

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