Calathea crocata growing leaf plant of the genus Calathea also known as Pin-stripe calathea, Calathea crocata perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, grows in tropics climate or houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 12b+.
Calathea crocata leaves
Leaves color green-purple and white stripes, under the leaves can be in purple-black color the leaves in elliptic shape.
Flower color orange, flowers grow on stem in inflorescence the flower look like beehive the petals merge in the bottom.
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Requirements for Calathea crocata growing and care:
Rain water, more than 15C, optimal temperature 18-25C
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, spider mites
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
30-60cm, 12-24 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Most of the year
General information about the flower
Beehive like orange flowers grow on stem in inflorescence the flower look like beehive the petals merge in the bottom