Calathea 'Grey Star'

$ 26.00
Size: 4" Pot
Presenting the Calathea 'Grey Star', a spectacular houseplant native to the tropical regions of South America. The 'Grey Star' is truly a star performer, with its leaves featuring a unique blend of silver-grey and green shades, punctuated by an intricate network of darker green lines. Adding to the visual delight, the undersides of the leaves offer a contrasting deep purple, creating a mesmerizing effect as the leaves move throughout the day. This magnificent plant stands at about 12 inches in height and width, but its impact is far from modest. In a well-lit indoor space, the 'Grey Star' unfurls its foliage to create a lush and vibrant display. When planted in a pot, its broad leaves elegantly arch over the edges, creating a waterfall of color and texture. Despite its tropical origins, this variety of Calathea is surprisingly adaptable and can grow relatively quickly, given the right conditions. One of the most striking characteristics of the Calathea 'Grey Star' is its dynamic nature. The plant exhibits a phenomenon known as nyctinasty, where its leaves move in response to the light conditions. During the day, the leaves spread out to capture as much light as possible, while at night they fold up, showing off their stunning purple undersides. This day-to-night transformation has earned Calatheas the nickname of "prayer plants." The Calathea 'Grey Star' doesn't stop at just foliage; it also produces delicate white flowers, usually during late spring or early summer. These flowers are small but impactful, with their white petals contrasting beautifully against the silver-grey foliage. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, the 'Grey Star' also boasts air-purifying properties, making it not just a pretty face, but a beneficial addition to your home or office. Its ability to filter indoor air pollutants and produce oxygen contributes to a healthier living environment. The Calathea 'Grey Star' is a true star among houseplants, offering an enchanting mix of beauty, adaptability, and health benefits. With its striking foliage, dynamic movements, and air-purifying qualities, this plant is sure to become a favorite in any plant collection.

Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!

Size: 4" Pot

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