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?
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.
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!
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That could be also. Peacock plant is of the genus Calathea, which is very similar to Maranta.
^^ thanks ! so.. somebody tell me this is peacock plant
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.
I am requesting a catalog on houseplant or where I can purchase the Repetition Calathea plants. Thank you! Booker Thomas
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.
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?
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!
I have had this calathea since this summer. It has been growing rapidly over summer but it has now started losing leaves. I hadn’t watered it for a couple of weeks while I was away, so the curling leaves made sense. I have been watering it every week since then but now more leaves are curling and the lower leaves are turning yellow.
That can be normal stress damage. I would make sure to water only when the soil is completely dry down to about 3 inches or so, or even down to 1/3 of the way down that container between waterings. The damage should remain pretty stable.
If it continues to worsen, then you can look at other things. Feeding it the proper fertilizers, and killing infections will be the next thing to look at.
These articles will help:
The leaves roll inward.Why?
This is caused by too little water. Keep the plant moist, but not wet. Do not allow wet feet.
This article will give you more information on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/calathea-plants/calathea-zebra-houseplant.htm
so bright spot but the new growths are still fully green. What can I do?
This happens when they receive too much light. It can be tricky to find the balance between too much light and not enough.
Just keep placing it in different areas for a few weeks each. Once you find a site that makes the new growth retain its color, then you can keep it there.
Here is an article for more information on their care: