Calathea musaica ‘Network’

What To Expect

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The Network Calathea is a super chic newer variety of houseplants that is all the rage in many plant circles now! Also known as the network plant, is a species of tropical evergreen plant native to South America. It is popular due to its unique foliage and ease of care. 

The Network Calathea has oval-shaped leaves that are about 30cm in length and 20cm in width. The leaves are characterized by their striking network of green veins that resemble a mosaic or fishnet pattern. The underside of the leaves of the Network Calathea are a reddish-purple color, adding to the plant's aesthetic appeal.

Network Calathea is a low-growing plant, usually reaching a height of 30-60cm. It prefers medium to low light conditions and thrives in high-humidity environments. The plant also requires regular watering, but it is important to avoid over-watering as this can cause root rot.

The Network Calathea does not produce flowers, but its unique foliage makes it a popular choice for indoor gardening enthusiasts. It can be grown in a variety of containers and is often used in terrariums and other decorative displays. Network Calathea is an eye-catching and low-maintenance plant that is sure to add a touch of tropical elegance to any indoor space.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Calathea musaica
  • Common Name: Calathea Network, Network Calathea
  • Family: Marantaceae 
  • Native Range: Tropical Americas 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light Preference: Medium Light, Low/Shade, Bright/Indirect
  • Water Frequency: High/Moist. Thrives in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Allow the surface of the soil to slightly dry out between watering. These plants can be sensitive to hard water or water that has too many additives. We recommend using filtered tap water or rain water
  • Humidity Preference: High
  • Temperature: Prefers warmth; 60-85F
  • Soil Type: Regular potting mix, Peaty mix, Airy and slightly acidic
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every couple of weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Root division 
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy. Can grow up to 2' tall and generally prefers to be repotted every two years
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets.