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Calathea Leopardina - Concinna 'Freddie'


Hailing from the tropical rainforest floors of South America, the Calathea Leopardina or ‘Concinna 'Freddie' plant has velvety leaves of deep green with lighter green zebra stripes. Unlike most other varieties of Calathea, the Freddie is a surprisingly durable plant that can bounce back from dehydration. While tolerable of low light conditions, this plant does best in a bright location with mostly indirect light to maintain it strikingly patterned leaves. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Calathea Concinna
  • Common Name: Freddie
  • Family: Marantaceae 
  • Native Range: South and Central America, Africa and the West Indies
  • 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.