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Calathea Warscewiczii Tigrina 'Jungle Velvet'

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What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!

Description

The Calathea Warscewiczii Tigrina 'Jungle Velvet' offers beautiful lush, velvety leaves with a unique fishtail-type pattern in light and dark shades of green. The leaves’ undersides contrast in a deep burgundy. In photos, this variety seems to be more visually modest than other calathea’s, but it makes up for that when you experience it’s soft texture in person 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Calathea Warscewiczii Tigrina
  • Phonetic spelling: vark-zeh-wik-ZEE-eye
  • Common Name: Jungle Velvet
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Native Range: Costa Rica, Nicaragua

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 above 50%
  • 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 20-40 inches high and wide.
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets