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  • Birthday December 22nd, 1996
  • Country United States
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    Reading, Photography, and going to the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.
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  • Calathea Help
    About a month ago, I purchased this Calathea Medallion plant at The Sill store in Chinatown. However, it doesn't seem to be very happy. The edges of the leaves are brown and brittle, and some leaves are yellowing. I know sometimes yellowing can be a sign of overwatering, so I haven't watered it in about a week.  Right now the plant is on a desk, so it doesn't get direct sunlight but also isn't in darkness. I asked one of my green-thumbed friends for advice, and she thought initially it might be spider mites or type of water, but I checked the leaves and they seem fine and also switched to only watering with bottled water (but again, I haven't watered it in over a week). Anyone have any similar experiences or have any idea what to do? 
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      Lauren Ugh Calathea are so hard to keep alive, the only kind ive vern able to keep thriving is the raddlesnake
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      Blake I've been having the same problem since receiving my Calathea plant. I've been trying to keep the soil moist, but not saturated. Similar to what [291033,Tara] mentioned - I think it's humidity related. I've purchased a small warm mist humidifier to keep near "needy" plants, hoping to help them get through the cold/dry midwest winter. Good luck, keep us updated.
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      Tara My Calathea looks JUST like this. It's been a really tricky plant and seems to always be unhappy no matter what I do. I got some advice recently about moving it into the bathroom to absorb the humidity, and that the moisture was more important than the amount of light. Hopefully we can both revive them!
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