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Marxii Calathea at a Glance
Water once a month with
8"-12" tall (including pot)
Can reach up to 1.5 feet tall
May bloom in spring
Put it on a windowsill for a touch of natural elegance
Marxii Calathea Bio
Native to the Amazonian jungles of South America, Calathea Marxii wears large emblem-shaped leaves, with bold strokes of forest green atop a deep burgundy underside. It belongs to the Marantaceae family, known as ‘Prayer Plants’, which much like humans and unlike most plants, have a wake-and-sleep cycle according to a circadian rhythm. This means the leaves move upwards during the night and downwards throughout the day in search of the sun.
Calathea Marxii grows best in a space with bright indirect light, where the sun rays are diffused, and can also adapt to spaces with bright direct light, where the sunlight streams inside directly. Avoid placing it in spaces with low light or spaces without natural sunlight.
How does self-watering work?
- 1Simply open the lid and fill with water
- 2The plant drinks only when needed
- 3The result - healthy, long-lived plants that are easy to maintain
- Carefree and convenient
- Never worry about when to water
- Much healthier plants that live longer
- We use proven Waterwick TM technology to optimize water consumption
|Over compacted dry soil
|Easily know when to water
|Stable root growth
Marxii Calathea Care
On your Calathea Marxii’s first few days at home, avoid moving the pot around once you choose its placement and allow it to adjust to a stable environment. To help it grow optimally and evenly, occasionally dust the leaves and rotate the pot by a ¼ turn once a month. You may prune old leaves to assist the new growth.
Frequently Asked Questions
How big do Fishbone prayer plants get?
The magnificent Marxii Calathea may grow up to two feet in height and width. As it matures, this remarkable plant will constantly generate new leaves that replace the older ones. When fresh foliage is generated at once, a couple of the bottommost leaves may be released; such growth and periodic shedding are completely natural for this species.
What is a fishbone prayer plant?
The Marxii Calathea, also commonly known as a Fishbone prayer plant, is one of the most unique and exquisite plants you can display in your home. With its shimmery round leaves patterned with fishbone-like stripes that resemble intricate veins, this charming species will add to any space. Calatheas, more commonly known as Prayer Plants, are aptly named for their leaves which fold towards the sky come nightfall. The Ctenanthe Burle-Marxii is a spectacular type of this plant distinguished by its "Fishbone" patterned foliage.