Calathea (The livingplant)
As mentioned, the Calathea can be kept well in the house. This plant will provide the house with color in places where other plants do not like to stay.
In addition to the living room, of course, it fits perfectly in dark locations in the house, such as in the hall.
But what about the bathroom? The Calathea feels completely at home in this humid, low-light environment. And the bedroom? Especially here you can see that the leaves close in the evening.
In the morning when the first light comes through the windows, the plant stretches its leaves and unfolds again, in short, a plant that provides rhythm in many places in the house.
The Calathea is best served at temperatures between 15 and 23 degrees.
The Calathea is a shade-loving plant and does not like sunlight.
Give the Calathea a splash of water twice a week.
The leaves of the Calathea are not edible.
The Marantaceae is a plant family that occurs in the subtropics, especially the jungle of Brazil. The plants grow in the wild as shrubs, which can easily reach a height of several meters. It is related to the banana plant. The Marantaceae family is also known to the native population for its nutritional value: the roots are edible. The large leaves of the plants are again suitable for roofing sheds. It is obvious that the Marantaceae also has a medical significance. The plant family takes its name from an Italian physician, Maranti, who already wrote a standard work in the sixteenth century about the medical properties of flowers and plants.
Characteristic for the Marantaceae is the decorative leaf. It is mainly the leaves that determine the attraction value of the plant. The cultivars have very different leaf colors and veins. The colors range from silver, white-pink to various shades of green.
The main genus of the Marantaceae family is the Calathea. Many tens of varieties must exist, but many species have not yet been discovered in the often impenetrable jungle. An average of fifteen varieties are grown by our supplier. The range also changes regularly.
The Calathea has a special feature: the leaves close when the amount of light decreases. The plant therefore has a day and night rhythm, which has earned it the nickname of 'living plant'. The closing of the leaves is also audible, with a rustling sound.