Did you know that Calatheas are also known as prayer plants?! They got this name because they fold in their leaves during night time. With their beautiful wide leaves they can absorb a lot of sunlight and this makes them ideal as low light PLNTS.
Common issues with Calatheas
Yellow leaves on Calatheas are mainly caused by getting too much water. In the warm season the soil can always be moist, but in the cold season it is better to let the top 5cm of potting soil dry out before watering again. If the plant continues to get yellow leaves, it may be because the roots are damaged (root rot).
When Calatheas get curling leaves this might be an indication that you are not giving your plant enough water. We suggest letting the top 5cm of the soil dry out before you water again. If you struggle with your watering schedule it might come in handy for you to purchase a water meter, this will show you when your plants are thirsty.
Leaves with brown tips:
If your Calathea is getting brown tips on the leaves this might be because the leaves are burning. Plants like these are usually found on the floors of a tropical rainforest. If this plant is exposed to direct sunlight it can burn the leaves.