Are you in the market for Calathea plants? If so, there are a few things you need to know before you decide to buy. These succulents grow quite large and are hardy, so you can buy a few and have plenty at your disposal. However, if you are new to gardening or you are just growing plants for the first time, it is best to buy small numbers. The guide below will give you the information you need to choose and grow the most Calathea plants in your garden. If you follow these guidelines, you will be rewarded with beautiful flowers and vibrant plants.
The first thing you need to know before buying any Calathea plants is where they grow best. You should be able to easily find this out by asking at a local nursery, gardening store, or garden center. A good guide will also tell you the average number of leaves that a plant can have before it dies off and how long before the blooms die off as well. Knowing how much time each plant has before dying will help you in choosing the right Calathea for your garden and keep you from buying one that will die out too soon.
Next, you should look at the size of the plant when you are buying them. You should try to buy plants that are the correct size for your area. If you have a small yard, you can get a few smaller plants that are good for covering walls or other areas you want to keep out of sight. If you have a larger yard or an open patio, you may want to get a larger plant so you have more foliage.
Carefully consider the position the plant will be in when you pick it. If you want to place it in the shade, go with tall species like Calendula. If you need a cool plant to grow in, look for a smaller variety that can survive even in hot, humid conditions. Many gardeners who do not have a lot of space often choose to buy plants that can grow upside down.
You should carefully choose if the flowers will flower during the day or only at night. Some flowers bloom throughout the day and night and others only during the evening hours. Consider what time of the year you will be planting the plant so you can determine when it will flower and the type of flowers it will produce. Some varieties bloom all through the year, while other plants only bloom in certain months of the year.
You should consider the amount of sun that the plant gets when you buy it. Sunscreens can help keep the roots from drying out too much. They also can give the plant protection from harmful insects that might destroy it. If you are planning to grow a specimen plant outside, you should use a similar type of shade cloth for protection.
If you buy a plant from a reputable nursery, you will get a lot of information about the plant itself and about where to grow it best. Many companies will have pictures of the flowers to show you and will be able to answer any other gardening questions that you may have. Some companies will also be able to give you information on pruning. That is, they will be able to tell you what kinds of cuts and trimming you should make to the plant as it grows and how often. If you're uncertain about any of these things, it is a good idea to ask a question before you buy the plant.
If you're not sure about the climate of your area when you buy a Calathea plant, you should look for a plant that can grow well in that type of climate. Many types of Cattails are at their most beautiful in the colder months of the year when the temperatures are much colder. This means that you should pick a plant that has some green foliage even in the middle of summer. The flowers will still be pink and colorful. Also, if you live in a place that has a lot of rain, the Calathea plants will handle it very well without getting stressed out by the wetness.