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Now that fall is here, we have limited our stock for online purchase. Find Monrovia plants at your local garden center. Pre-order for 2023 will be available later this year. ×

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Burle Marx Calathea

Calathea burle-marxii

An excellent indoor plant for low-light situations. This low-growing variety features icy-blue leaves with dark green tiger stripes and purple undersides. Happy with indirect bright light, but will also thrive with fluorescent lighting, making it a great choice for the office. This non-toxic plant is safe for pets.
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Grow Indoors in all zones

Good to Grow...indoors:


Bright Indirect Light

Allow soil to dry between waterings.


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Botanical Pronunciationka-luh-THEE-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 20 in. tall, 10 to 16 in. wide, in containers.
Bloom TimePrized for foliage
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleContemporary, Tropical
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseHouseplant
Light NeedsBright Indirect Light
Special FeatureNon-toxic to Cats and Dogs
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsAllow soil to dry between waterings.

Provide well-draining soil- regular potting mix or potting mix with sand. Does well with bright, indirect light. Do not expose to direct sun. Can also thrive with fluorescent lighting. Allow soil to dry occasionally- do not keep constantly wet. Prefers humidity. Feed with a standard houseplant fertilizer during periods of growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

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