Calathea Care Guide
Place your Calathea where it will receive bright ambient light, and watch its leaves move up and down with the sun. Make sure to avoid direct sunlight though, as this will scorch the delicate leaves.
Before giving your plant a drink, it is best to check the moisture level in the soil first to ensure it isn’t moist right beneath the surface.
Calathea prefer soil that is slightly moist at all times. If the top 1”-2” of the soil are dry then your plant is ready to be watered. If you let the soil dry out too much, you may see browning or yellowing on the leaves, but don’t fear, these plants are hardy and can bounce back after a good drink! Too much water can also result in root rot, so it’s important that the soil not remain soggy for extended periods.