Use these instructions to care for a Calathea Misto indoor plant. This guide will tell you how to water your Calathea Misto; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care it might need to help it grow.
Your Calathea Misto will do best in low to medium light. Never allow your plant to stand in the direct sunlight—the leaves will burn.
For best results, maintain a regular watering pattern and keep your Calathea Misto moist, but not wet or saturated. This is not a drought-tolerant indoor plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges.
Like many tropical indoor plants, your Calathea Misto prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown up, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis, or use a pebble tray. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for this plant because these areas tend to be more humid.
Maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees, as your Calathea Misto enjoys the warmth–preferably between 65-85 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary for the winter when plant growth naturally slows. Make sure to apply fertilizer to damp soil-never dry, as it will burn the plants' roots.
If you notice a tip or edge burn, often with a yellowish hue at the edge, especially on older leaves, it could be due to your tap water. To solve this, allow your tap water to stand overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. If only a portion of the leaf is brown or yellow, carefully trim off that portion of the leaf with a sharp pair of scissors or pruning shears.
Your Calathea Misto is a non-poisonous plant and is safe for humans, cats, and dogs.