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CALATHEA MUSAICA NETWORK

The Calathea are a family quite large, about 300 species, which are cultivated for the beauty of their leaves are very colorful

They are often confused with Arrowroot, and are entered in the market as such.

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Light
A lot of light. No direct sun.
Recommended temperature
Greater than 15 °C
Watering
Wait until the ground is dry. To make sure scrape and probe with your fingers a couple of centimetres below the surface of the ground.
Humidity
Spray with water, possibly rainwater or a little of the limestone, even on a daily basis, to create a habitat more similar to that of the origin of the plant.
Name
From the Greek kalathos, the basket, because of the shape of the inflorescence of some species, or maybe for baskets that are constructed by the foliage of these plants by the indigenous people of South America.
Origin
Tropical America
Habitat
The tropical forest. Environments that are warm, shady with high humidity.
Family
Marantaceae