Calathea Freddy

  • R 179.99

The Calathea Freddy

Calathea Louisae ‚ÄėFreddy‚Äô

Adored for its striking foliage, and super popular among plant collectors the Calathea Louisae ‚ÄėFreddy‚Äô ‚ÄstCalathea Freddy¬†‚Äď comes to you in a 15cm or 20cm plastic nursery pot (terracotta pot not included).¬†

The deep, wide green stripes along the veins and smooth feel of the leaves that curl and twist in a circle to fill out the pot, make this simple yet so striking Calathea a favourite for plant collectors and a unique addition to any indoor space...

How The Calathea Freddy Makes You Happy:

  • Calatheas are one of the most popular houseplant varieties, so getting yourself a Calathea Freddy will certainly afford you great plantie bragging rights.
  • The Calathea Freddy cleans the air that you breathe.
  • As a Calathea - of the prayer plant family - it's¬†leaves dance to the light. Curling up at night and¬†unfurling in the morning to catch the most sun rays.
  • The small green striped leaves curl around and fill out in the pot and just make you feel happy every time you see it.
  • It has been proven that including green plants in our living and working spaces makes us very happy! So putting a Calathea Freddy in your home or office will¬†boost your mood, enhance your creativity¬†and¬†help you to feel good.

Where The Calathea Freddy is Happiest:

  • Originating from tropical rainforests, the Calathea Freddy¬†is happiest in¬†warm, humid environments with dappled light.
  • Keep it out of direct sunlight, in a¬†moderate to brightly lit space.
  • Mist regularly¬†(with a spray bottle or mister) to enhance the humidity in the air around your Calathea Freddy.
  • If you¬†would like to¬†increase¬†the humidity further, you can also place it on a¬†pebble filled tray of water¬†to ensure the humid environment that this indoor plant needs to thrive. But this is only really necessary in a very dry room or very dry temperatures.
  • The bathroom and kitchen or a room with a humidifier make for a good space for any plants in the Calathea family.
  • But typically a room with sunlight and an excellent watering routine will keep this plant happy.

Watering The Calathea Freddy:

  • Keep the soil of your Calathea Freddy¬†consistently moist at all times.
  • Avoid the plant sitting in water constantly or having wet or soggy soil.¬†
  • Water well when just the top layer of the soil (2-3 cm's) has dried out, allowing the water to saturate all the soil and run out the holes at the bottom of the pot.

Feeding The Calathea Freddy:

  • Fertilise your Calathea Freddy¬†once every 2 weeks¬†during Spring, Summer and Autumn (the growing season) with a liquid plant food.

Care Tip:

  • Calatheas are sensitive to the chemicals found in tap water. Brown tips with some yellowing on the edges indicates that you are using the water that is too 'hard'.
  • Rain, distilled or filtered water¬†- 'soft' water - is best for any Calathea.
  • If you¬†do not have access to¬†rain, filtered or distilled water, allow your tap water to stand overnight so as to ensure that the chlorine evaporates before watering your Calathea Freddy.

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  • If you have any further requests such as¬†corporate gifting, tailored gift orders or special requests¬†contact us directly at¬†¬†and we will be in touch to assist.
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    Natasha L.
    South Africa South Africa


    This plant is so fascinating- absolutely love the look of the leaves!!