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Calathea 'White Fusion' - 6" Pot | Live Plant | Azucena Nursery

Calathea 'White Fusion' - 6" Pot | Live Plant | Azucena Nursery

  • Botanical Name: Calathea 'White Fusion'
  • Common Names: Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant
  • Description: There are several dozen species in this genus. Native to the tropical Americas, many of the species are popular as pot plants due to their decorative leaves and, in some species, colorful inflorescence. The top side of its leaves features contrasting white markings alongside the green, and the underside has a pretty light purple-pinkish hue that also runs down the stems.
  • The Calathea 'White Fusion' is a popular and striking cultivar of the Calathea plant, known for its stunning variegated foliage. Here are some key characteristics and care tips for Calathea 'White Fusion':

    1. Appearance: The Calathea 'White Fusion' is renowned for its distinctive leaves. The foliage is a blend of green, cream, and light pink, with beautiful marbled patterns that resemble brush strokes. The white or cream-colored stripes on the dark green leaves make it stand out among other Calathea varieties.

    2. Size: Calathea 'White Fusion' is a relatively compact plant, growing to about 12 to 24 inches in height, making it a suitable choice for indoor spaces.

    3. Light Requirements: This plant prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as it can scorch the delicate leaves. Filtered or dappled light is ideal.

    4. Temperature and Humidity: Calathea 'White Fusion' thrives in warm and humid conditions. Maintain a temperature range between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C) and keep the humidity levels high. Using a humidity tray or a room humidifier can help create the right environment.

    5. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings. Use room-temperature water and avoid using water that contains fluoride or chlorine. Watering with distilled or filtered water is a good practice.

    6. Soil: A well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture is ideal for Calathea 'White Fusion.' You can mix potting soil with perlite or orchid bark to improve drainage.

    7. Fertilization: Feed your Calathea 'White Fusion' with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or eliminate feeding during the fall and winter months.

    8. Pruning: Regularly trim away yellow or browned leaves to encourage healthy growth and maintain the plant's appearance.

    9. Potting and Repotting: Repot your Calathea 'White Fusion' when it becomes root-bound, typically every 1-2 years. Choose a pot that is slightly larger than the current one and refresh the potting mix during repotting.

    10. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Also, be cautious of fungal diseases that can develop in high humidity. Isolate infected plants to prevent the spread of pests or diseases.

    Calathea 'White Fusion' is a lovely addition to any indoor plant collection, and its striking foliage makes it a favorite among plant enthusiasts. Proper care and attention to its specific needs will help it thrive and display its unique beauty.

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