The Calathea-family is a group of tropical plants that thrive on the floor of the tropical jungle. This plant will be perfectly suited in a place without direct sunlight and remain enjoyable for a long time.
The large leaves of the Bicajoux® allow for the evaporation of a large amount of water and consequently, the plant requires a continuously humid potting soil. However, no water should be left standing in the saucer. It is best to check the humidity of the pot twice a week. Substantial variations in watering must be avoided. Rain water is preferred.
Stress caused by drought will shorten the durability of the flowers. Placing the plant outdoors during the summer when it rains, will make the leaves glitter and offer a pleasant and refreshing look.
The plant does not require much fertilizers. When the plant is growing new leaves, it suffices to add half the dose of fertilizer recommended on the package.
Faded leaves and flowers can be cut at the bottom of the stalk, allowing the plant to start flowering again.
We continuously strive to introduce new selections with unique flowers, leaf patterns and longer shelf life.