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HELP! Have I murdered my Calathea?

I am in desperate need of help! I have no clue about plants and would be so grateful if anyone can point me in the right direction! 

I have been gifted this calathea plant and i think it hates me, no matter what i do it seems to be in a sorry state. 

I water it once a week however there are no drainage holes at the bottom of the pot it is in, is this right? Am i watering it too much? Why does the soil have mould on? Why are the leaves curling and dying? Its a beautiful plant and would love to be able to save it! 

Thanks so much!
(a distressed plant beginner)

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,288
    hi and welcome to the Forum.
    It needs to be in a pot which can drain. Do that and I'm sure it'll perk up.
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1 said:
    hi and welcome to the Forum.
    It needs to be in a pot which can drain. Do that and I'm sure it'll perk up.
    Ahh thank you! I thought it didn't seem right. Will i need to re pot with fresh soil? 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,288
    If it look very rootbound, move it into a slightly bigger pot with fresh compost. I suspect it's the drainage issue which is the problem.
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1 said:
    If it look very rootbound, move it into a slightly bigger pot with fresh compost. I suspect it's the drainage issue which is the problem.
    Brilliant! Thanks so much! 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,288
     ;) 
    Devon.
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