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Need help with a Calathea Roseopicta

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2004
by Janelle Ramaley on November 23, 2004 04:38 PM
Dear Helpful Gardeners!

I have a Calathea Roseoptica that has been problematic almost since I bought it. Although it grows and puts out new leaves quite well, the leaves always eventually develop dried, almost burned looking, brown spots that increase inward from the tips and then the stem, where it attaches to the leaf, starts to turn brown and soft and the leaf dies. This seems to happen regardless of where the plant is or how much I water it.

Does anyone know what the problem could be? And could anyone tell me how I should care for this plant? I would greatly appreciate it!

by Newt on November 27, 2004 02:00 AM
Hi Janelle,

These plants like lots of humidity. They should never be allowed to dry out. You could do a search at using the botanical name you have supplied and get lots of info.

Hope this helps,

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