TYRA [Calathea crocata]

Calathea crocata

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The Calathea crocata or Eternal Flame plant is one of the only Calatheas to flower (lasting 2-3 months). But that's not all it has going for it, the leafy undersides of midnight velvet make this plant a true queen of the night, providing year-round splendour.  

Comes in a 14cm grow pot. Decorative pot sold separately. 

Caring for Tyra

Light

Medium to bright, but do not expose to too much direct light. A spot about 2 metres away from an east facing window is perfect. 

Water & humidity

Water 2-3 times a week in summer, keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Let the soil dry out 2cm down in winter. Calatheas are susceptible to root rot, so don't let water sit in the tray. Mist leaves regularly for best results as they love humidity. Humidity is key to success with this plant. Read our tips here

Feeding

Once a month with a sachet of organic fertiliser.

Re-potting

Every two years in spring. Calatheas don't like to be pot bound, but to have plenty of room. Mix 1/3 regular potting soil with 1/3 peat moss and 1/3 pumice stones. This mix ensures good drainage while still retaining moisture. Or use our Hemp Super Soil!

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If the leaf starts curling it means lack of water. Brown edges mean lack of humidity. Try to avoid getting the flowers wet. Cut spent blooms at the base of the plant. This plant flowers when the days gets shorter & nights longer. Keep above 15°C

Quirky plant fact

Calatheas are known as prayer plants because at night they close their leaves as if in prayer. They originate from deep in the Amazon jungle.

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