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Can a Calathea recover from having its leaves cut off if it still has healthy stems and roots?

My Calathea had a bad spider mite infestation, so I cutt off all the leaves and treated the remaining stems with soapy water. Will it recover or shall I get rid of it? Many thanks :)


  • AndyDeanAndyDean Posts: 157
    Not going to lose much by giving it a chance to recover, in my experience they're pretty good at putting out new growth. Although I've never cut off all the leaves at once!

    If it happens again, I found that putting my calatheas outside for a couple of months over the summer worked wonders for a mealybug problem. Remains to be seen whether they return over winter, but for now it looks promising.
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