Shinestar Calathea (Prayer Plant)
Shinestar is a showy tropical displaying oval leaves with colors that practically look painted on! The The leaves are variegated with dark green, olive green and creamy white jagged splotches, often exhibiting rosy pink tones. This is most pronounced when the plant is exposed to bright, indirect light. Grows with an upright, clumping habit. An interesting accent for shady containers.
- Light: Indirect Sunlight – This plant needs at least some natural light so place it somewhere with windows nearby.
- Water: Very Thirsty - This plant is very thirsty and needs to be checked on 2-3 times per week and watered when the top of the soil feels dry to the touch. It is best to use distilled water because this plant is sensitive to salts and fluoride.
- Tips: This plant likes high humidity and hates drafts so keep them away from vent and drafty doors and windows.