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PlantFiles: Calathea
Calathea loesneri 'Lotus Pink'

Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Calathea (ka-LAY-thee-uh) (Info)
Species: loesneri (LOES-ner-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Lotus Pink

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Kilat On Oct 25, 2014, Kilat from Townsville
Australia (Zone 11) wrote:

Graceful and lovely shade plant. Flowers off and on all year in tropics. Full shade or filtered sun. Will take up to half day sun but leaf edges burn and leaf colour fades to yellow. Likes a loose, rich soil that is consistently moist but not wet. Nice foliage even when not in bloom. In good conditions, spreads to about double the original area in one year.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boca Raton, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida
Mont Belvieu, Texas

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