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Old 08-09-2009, 05:58 PM
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TalkingA calathea thread...show yours.


There seems to be a little interest in calatheas. I really like calatheas. They are very cool. I have several scattered about. Here are a few pics of some of mine. Please show your pics too.

I just got this plant very recently. I bought it on eBay because I lusted after it for, oh, about a year but every time it came up the bidding went way high. SO I did what I always do with those plants...I waited til everyone else got theirs then I got mine, LOL.

This is Calathea louisiae "White Tiger"
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:00 PM
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Calathea louisiae "Electric Shock"


This is another form of the same plant, Calathea louisiae. This plant was given to me by a friend. Its called C. louisiae "Electric Shock"
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:03 PM
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Both of these plants are just different variations on plain old regular Calathea louisiae, which is a root hardy Calathea here where I live. I grow it as a garden plant. It frosts down in winter and then comes right back. But I have no idea if White Tiger or Electric Shock would do the same, and won't be trialing them any day soon to find out
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:05 PM
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After I cleaned up the drool from the first 2 pics, I realized I couldn't see the 3rd pic.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:07 PM
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This is another calathea along the same lines, but its a different species altogether. Calathea undulata. This is a new plant for me, I got it from a terrarium grower. I have no idea if it stays this small or not. But its a nice little plant
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:38 PM
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Ok, I can see it now.
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:39 PM
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cleaning up more drool


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Old 08-09-2009, 06:45 PM
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You're so silly, LOL!

This is one that looks very like the Tigrina from the other thread, but its a bit smaller growing and goes by the name 'Velvet Touch'. It is most likely, however, really another form of Tigrina
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:51 PM
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(shoot! I just cleaned this place up! heehee)

Im having a hard time telling the difference. Now Im confused as to which plant I have. If it were at full size it would prob be easier to tell. What are the differences that you see between them?
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:41 PM
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The blooms are different. And the overall tendency toward large size. But unless you plant was in bloom, you'd not be able to tell by that criteria.
It doesn't really matter, the culture is the same
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:13 PM
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Calathea 'Dottie'
this one I keep potted and sunk in ground, it will come inside when temperatures drop

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Old 08-09-2009, 08:16 PM
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I just wanna make sure I have the right name on the plant tag. It keeps me up at night if I don't.

I guess I won't know at this stage...
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Calathea zebrina

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Old 08-09-2009, 08:22 PM
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So beautiful!
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:00 PM
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I'm glad you started this thread print! I too live in Louisiana so maybe I can get tips on growing from you. I'm in zone 9a.

Anyway, I purchased this little guy back at the end of March of this year from our N. O. Spring Botanical Show as I had fallen in love with it and hadn't seen or heard of the plant until then.

From another thread NMS started the other day, I may have Calathea rufibarba according to zuzu's ID from a live link from NMS.

Here is mine


What variety do I have?

Here is another pic.


The plant does require water daily as it is potted. So I guess I'll be moving it indoors come winter? Suggestions and advise please?

print, I love your calatheas, simply beautiful

GT, love your Dottie.
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