Calathea White Star

Calathea White Star Care Guide


Calathea White Star prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but avoid direct sunlight, which can damage its delicate leaves and cause the variegation to fade.


Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry, typically 1-2 times per week depending on the conditions. Use room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant, and ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.


Maintain high humidity levels, ideally between 50-60%. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves daily, using a humidifier, or placing the plant on a tray with water and pebbles.


Calathea White Star prefers temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Protect it from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.


Feed Calathea White Star with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in winter.


Calathea White Star is non-toxic to pets and humans, making it a safe choice for households with pets and children.

Additional Care Information

Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure proper drainage and moisture retention. Rotate the plant occasionally to promote even growth and prevent it from leaning towards the light source.


Leaf Curling: Curling leaves can indicate low humidity or underwatering. Increase humidity levels and adjust your watering routine. Leaf Browning or Yellowing: This can be caused by overwatering, underwatering, or exposure to cold drafts. Check the soil moisture and adjust your care routine accordingly. Brown Leaf Tips: Brown tips can be a sign of dry air, excess fertilizer, or salt buildup in the soil. Increase humidity, flush the soil with water to remove excess salts, and avoid overfertilizing.

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