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About Calathea

Welcome to the jungle, garden explorers! Here at Metronursery, we're thrilled to present the Calathea, a leafy rockstar that's like the Mick Jagger of the plant world—vibrant, charismatic, and ready to steal the spotlight.

1. Leafy Librarian:
Calathea isn't just a pretty face in the plant world; it's also a genius! Research shows that this green diva has a remarkable ability to adjust the position of its leaves throughout the day. It's like a photosynthesis-driven yoga master, always seeking that perfect stretch to catch the sunlight.

2. Air-Purifying Prodigy:
In an era where clean air is gold, Calathea shines brightly. Studies have revealed that this leafy superstar has air-purifying qualities, helping to cleanse the air in your home. Breathe in, breathe out, and let Calathea do its detoxifying dance in your living space.

3. Nightlife Enthusiast:
Move over, party animals, because Calathea knows how to keep the night alive. Research indicates that at night, this green sensation undergoes a bit of a dance, with its leaves gently folding up. It's like the plant's way of saying, "Goodnight, world, see you in the morning!"

4. Stripes and Streaks:
Calathea doesn't just do plain green; it's a fashion-forward foliage icon. Research confirms that Calathea showcases a variety of eye-catching patterns on its leaves. From zebra-like stripes to delicate streaks, each leaf is a unique work of art. Move over, Picasso—Calathea's in town!

5. Low-Light Lover:
Don't have a garden with direct sunlight? No worries, Calathea is your leafy companion in dimmer spaces. Research affirms that this plant thrives in low-light conditions, making it an excellent choice for those cozy corners of your home that need a touch of green without the spotlight.

So, there you have it—the Calathea, a green celebrity with moves like Jagger and a knack for keeping things fresh and fabulous. Bring this leafy legend home, and let the Calathea show you how to rock the garden runway!

Calathea Varieties

Meet the Calathea family—a botanical bonanza of diversity! From the mysterious Calathea Orbifolia to the flamboyant Calathea Makoyana, this green clan is ready to steal the spotlight in your indoor jungle.

Calathea Care Guide

Ready to pamper your Calathea like a royal on a spa day? Explore the secrets of Calathea care, ensuring your leafy companion stays dapper, delightful, and decidedly fabulous.

Calathea and Humidity

Humidity? Oh, darling, Calathea thrives in it! Unveil the importance of humidity for your finicky Calathea, transforming your home into a tropical oasis for your leafy friend.

Calathea Propagation

It's time for some plant parent magic! Delve into the art of Calathea propagation, where a snip here and a little care there can bring forth new leafy wonders.

Calathea for Low Light

Does your living space resemble a cave? Fear not! Discover the Calathea varieties that will thrive and sashay even in the dimmest corners of your home.

Common Calathea Problems and Solutions

Drama queens in the plant world? You guessed it, Calathea! Unravel the mysteries behind their occasional diva-like behavior and learn how to keep the show going smoothly.

Calathea and Pet-Friendly Gardening

Concerned about your furry friends nibbling on your leafy beauties? Enter Calathea—the epitome of pet-friendly foliage. Learn how to create a safe haven for both your plants and pets.

Calathea Leaves

Move over haute couture, Calathea leaves are the true fashionistas! Explore the mesmerizing leaf patterns and designs that make Calathea the runway models of the plant world.

Calathea Soil and Potting

The secret to a Calathea's heart lies in its soil. Dive into the world of potting mixes and soil secrets that will make your Calathea sing, dance, and twirl in delight.

Calathea in Home Decor

Calathea—the ultimate home decor icon! Discover creative ways to style and showcase your Calathea, turning your living space into a leafy paradise that would make any plant influencer green with envy.


What is Calathea and why is it popular in Indian households?

Calathea is a genus of tropical plants known for their vibrant foliage and unique leaf patterns. In India, it's popular for its aesthetic appeal, making it a sought-after choice for indoor and outdoor plant enthusiasts.

What are the common varieties of Calathea available in India?

Several varieties of Calathea are popular in India, including Calathea orbifolia, Calathea medallion, Calathea roseopicta, and Calathea lancifolia. Each variety features distinctive leaf patterns and colors, adding diversity to indoor gardens.

How do I care for Calathea plants to ensure healthy growth in Indian climates?

Calathea plants thrive in indirect sunlight, high humidity, and well-draining soil. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, and mist the leaves regularly to create a humid environment.

Can Calathea plants tolerate low light conditions in Indian homes?

Calathea plants prefer indirect or filtered light, making them suitable for low light conditions. However, they require some light to maintain their vibrant leaf colors and patterns.

What are the common pests and diseases that affect Calathea plants in India?

Calathea plants can be affected by spider mites, aphids, and leaf spot diseases. Regularly inspect the plants, keep them clean, and treat any infestations promptly with natural insecticides or fungicides.

Are Calathea plants pet-friendly and safe for homes with pets in India?

Yes, Calathea plants are generally safe for pets in India. However, it's advisable to keep them out of reach to prevent pets from nibbling on the leaves, as some pets may have sensitivities.

How often should I repot my Calathea plant in India?

Repot Calathea plants every 1-2 years or when the roots outgrow the current pot. Spring is an ideal time for repotting, ensuring the plant has sufficient space to grow and access to fresh nutrients.

Can Calathea plants be grown in water or hydroponically in India?

Calathea plants are not well-suited for hydroponic growth. They thrive best in well-draining soil that allows excess water to escape, preventing root rot.

How do I propagate Calathea plants in my Indian garden?

Calathea plants can be propagated through division. Carefully separate the plant into sections, ensuring each section has roots. Plant these sections in individual pots with suitable soil and water as needed.

What are the temperature and humidity requirements for Calathea plants in Indian climates?

Calathea plants prefer temperatures between 18-24°C and high humidity levels. Misting the leaves or placing a humidifier nearby can help maintain the desired humidity.

Can Calathea plants be placed outdoors in Indian gardens?

Calathea plants are primarily indoor plants but can be placed outdoors in shaded or semi-shaded areas, especially during the warmer months. Protect them from direct sunlight and extreme weather conditions.

Are Calathea plants suitable for air purification in Indian homes?

Yes, Calathea plants are known for their air-purifying properties, making them excellent choices for improving indoor air quality in Indian households.