Calathea Fusion White is a most popular decorative houseplant. It has hot pink stems and variegated marbled large elongated leaves. They are white/green color on the surface of the leaves and light purple color on the undersides of the leaves.
Scientific Name: Calathea Fusion White
Common Name: Calathea Fusion White, White Fusion Peacock Plant.
How to grow and maintain Calathea Fusion White:
It thrives best in bright indirect sunlight or filtered sunlight to partial shade. Keep your plant out of direct sunlight, because too much of direct sunlight burns the leaves of a Plant and causes the wonderful leaf hues to fade. Keep your plant in front of East, west, or north facing window is suitable.
It grows well in moist, well-drained, fertile organic soil with a mix of sand.
It thrives well in average room temperatures between 65ºF – 75ºF / 18ºC – 24ºC and no lower than 60ºF / 15ºC. Avoid drafts and sudden temperature changes.
High humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower from time to time to give an extra boost.
Water regularly, during the growing season. Keep soil constantly moist but never water-logged. Overwatering can cause root rot and kill the plant. During the winter season, reduce watering and only water the plant when the top inch soil to dry out between watering.
Fertilize once a month during the growing season (spring, summer, and fall) with a general liquid houseplant fertilizer at reduced strength.
It can be easily propagated by division. Take divisions from mature plants at a re-potting time. Simply divide the plant by half or more segments and plant each segment into a separate pot. Make sure to carefully isolate the stems of each plant.
Re-pot during spring season once every 2 years, just in a somewhat bigger pot if the roots have consumed all the space with the present pot.
Pests and Diseases:
It is very susceptible to Spider mites, scale, Mealy Bugs, and Aphids. Also, watch for fluoride toxicity and fungal and bacterial leaf spots.