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Calathea troubles

Hi everyone, 

Hoping you can help a beginner! I have had a Calathea Rosea-Picta for a couple of months. It's been great up until a few days ago, when it suddenly started curling and going limp.

I haven't moved it or made any other changes, I might have watered it a bit more than usual a few days ago but nothing that would cause this much damage (I don't think?!).

I've attached before and after pictures. For info, I keep it in a well lit room but away from direct sunlight. The room got a bit colder at the weekend as the weather changed, but again not enough to seem to warrant this quick decline. 

Any help to rescue would be hugely appreciated!




  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,460
    They're rather fussy plants. They like high humidity in the air, constantly moist (but not soggy) compost,  no draughts or sudden temperature changes and no direct sun but not too dark either. Mine throws a strop every now and then (leaves going brown/crispy then dying) for no reason that I can tell and then grows a crop of new leaves.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Thanks Jenny!

    Sounds like I should leave it be for now then and hope it revives  :D
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