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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Calathea loeseneri - Star Calathea

Scientific name: Calathea loeseneri
Common name: Star Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Mexico to Ecuador
Category: Perennial herb
Photo taken at: the rooftop Secret Garden of 1 Utama

How to grow
Light : Partial shade to dappled light
Soil : Moist, well-drained but not waterlogged
Water : Frequent
Prune : Cut away dried leaves and flower spikes.
Propagate : Underground rhizomes

Features : Ornamental plant up to 3ft (1 m ) tall, grown for its beautiful foliage. It has upright inflorescences that look like shining stars. Conspicous light pink bracts with tiny white flowers.


  1. Ms Belle,
    I have nominated this blog for the "Liebster Award". Please accept this cos you deserved it!


    1. Ash, thank you very much for the LA! I appreciate it very much.


Yay! You like flowers too.

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