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Calathea Surprise Star
(aka Calathea roseopicta 'Surprise Star')
I originate in the the jungles of the Amazon region in South America, where I live in the shade beneath dense vegetation.
I have large beautiful dark purple leaves with bright pink banding.
In the right situation i can grow to 3ft high and 3ft wide.
I am pretty versatile and like a bright spot, out of direct sunlight, or a shadier area. Keep me moist but not sitting in water. I like humidity.
I do produce strange alien flowers underneath my leaves but really it is my foliage that is the main attraction.
Just prune off any dead leaves or flowers. Ideally pull the whole leaf upwards out of its sheath on the stalk.
I can give you years of colour and beauty.
I can suffer from fluorotoxicity, ideally use softer water for me.
Brown tips on my leaves are fairly common. If you trim these off the leaf will continue to grow.
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