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Calathea concinna ‘Freddie’

(45 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Calathea concinna ‘Freddie’

Common Names: Calathea ‘Freddie’, Freddy Prayer Plant

Overview: Like many of its sisters, these plants thrive in high humidity, making it a good choice for adding color to your bath. Its large green striped leaves accented in pink fold together at night and remind some of hands folded in prayer – the explanation for its common name.

A slow grower, the Prayer Plant will spread horizontally along a counter or tabletop. Place it in a spot protected from direct sun. For best results, keep this hardy plant’s soil relatively moist.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships February 10th - February 17th.
Was $27.00 Now $ 23.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

Multi-hued, These Bring Striking Color to a Corner or Hanging Basket

The Prayer Plant belongs to the family of Calatheas. Like many of its sisters, these plants thrive in high humidity, making it a good choice for adding color to your bath. Its large green striped leaves accented in pink fold together at night and remind some of hands folded in prayer – the explanation for its common name.

Caring for your Prayer Plant

Taking good care of any plant is essential to ensure it grows appropriately and blooms. You need to take care of several things, such as the amount of water you need to give the plant, the best way to propagate it, and the kind of fertilizer you need to use. Here is a complete care guide you can use.

Light

This plant enjoys medium and bright indirect light. They should not be placed in direct sunlight as that can damage the plant significantly. You can set the plant in a room with a window and get reasonable amounts of indirect light. Ideally, these plants grow under large trees in their natural habitat. Therefore, they need indirect but good amounts of light. If your plants do not get enough sunlight, they will produce smaller leaves and stunted growth.

Soil

Calatheas enjoys a well-draining soil that can be a mixture of potting soil, peat, and perlite. You can mix lighter soils such as coir or pumas. Experts recommend avoiding the usage of heavy soils as they are not well draining.

Water

It is vital to give your Prayer plant a balanced amount of water. The plant is susceptible to water. They do not deal well with too little water or too much water. If you do not give the plant enough water, its leaves will dry out, and if you overwater it, the roots will start to rot, which can cause the plant to die.

The soil of the Calathea needs to be moist at all times. You can check the moisture in the ground with your finger. Your plant likes a humid environment, so you can try to keep humidity levels high using a mist, and the plant will thrive.

Fertilizer

The Calathea requires regular fertilizer during its growth stages. You can give it fertilizer every two or three weeks when the growth is in full swing. The best fertilizer match is chemical or organic fertilizer. It is best to avoid any fertilizer during the winter as that can be shocking for the plants in their dormancy. 

Common Issues

If you do not take good care of your prayerplant, it may face many issues such as pest infestation and other diseases. Let’s look at all the common problems you must be aware of.

Pests

Spider mites are the most common pests to infest the Prayer plant. Other than that, they may also attract aphids and or scale insects. If these pests infect your plant, you might see yellow leaves and other visible spots on the surface of the leaves.

To control the pest infestation, you can use insecticidal soap.

Disease

Root rot is the most common disease in the Peacock plant. If you overwater it and do not choose well-draining soil, then that can cause your plant’s roots to rot. To avoid root rot, you should only water your plant when scorched. You can check for dryness using your finger.

Other than that, bacterial growth in your plant may suffer from Pseudomonas Leaf spot. This can cause a reddish-brown spot on the leaves and distort them. To treat this problem, it is best to cut off the damaged leaves so that the bacterium does not spread.

Pruning 

This plant does not require you to prune it very frequently. All you need to do is to keep an eye out for all the damaged and wilted leaves. Removing them from the plant will help improve your plant’s growth, as only the healthy parts of the plant will get the nutrients.

Propagation

You can propagate the Peacock plant when it grows big. You can multiply it by root division. You can do it during the springtime as that’s when the plant is waking up and is in its active growth period. Be sure to separate it naturally.

Potting / Repotting

You can re-pot the plant during the spring and fall. It is best to re-pot the plant every two years or if you think the pot is full of roots. Choose a slightly bigger pot for the re-potting.

45 reviews for Calathea concinna ‘Freddie’

  1. David L. (verified owner)

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very small for the price. Well packaged.

  3. Katherine (verified owner)

    Arrived in beautiful shape! Nice and healthy

  4. Christine Stanley (verified owner)

    Arrived today and it’s absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m so impressed on how my plants (I purchased 3) arrived; all together, perfectly wrapped and no damage.

  5. Jennifer A. (verified owner)

    Plant was in great condition and packaged well.

  6. Theresa Winters (verified owner)

    Looks great!!

  7. Amaber D. (verified owner)

  8. Ejtaba salam (verified owner)

  9. Maneda Harrington (verified owner)

    My plant still perfectly healthy and growing

  10. Wanda S. (verified owner)

    I am in LOVE with this beauty, not a damaged leaf in site. Fully and luscious, and again, a great price. Very well packed.

  11. Sandra Bowman (verified owner)

  12. Leigh Chamberlain-Fuller (verified owner)

  13. Odaliz Lopez (verified owner)

    Arrived great packed wonderfully and is going great !

  14. David S. (verified owner)

  15. Kyle V. (verified owner)

    Love it.

  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

  17. Annalee (verified owner)

    Am so happy, the plant is healthy, it survive the shipping. Packaging was excellent. I received the plant in excellent condition.

  18. bertha lee (verified owner)

  19. Rina Najman (verified owner)

    Beautiful job packaging, healthy plants, established roots. Wonderful.

  20. Melinda Russell (verified owner)

  21. Kathy M. (verified owner)

    Arrived on time and healthy

  22. Samson (verified owner)

    Great condition and larger than expected! AAA!

  23. Angela T. (verified owner)

  24. Julia Daly/Ron Vedd (verified owner)

  25. Terry D. (verified owner)

  26. Heather (verified owner)

  27. Sheryl B. (verified owner)

    Beautiful

  28. Sherisse N. (verified owner)

    My plant came super full & healthy!

  29. Megan (verified owner)

  30. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The plant was much smaller than in the photo. More like size small than medium even though there are plenty of leaves on it.

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Why others chose the Calathea concinna ‘Freddie’

Prayer plants bring positive vibes

Prayer plants bring positive vibes

pet-friendly and beautiful

Air purify

I love the pattern

They're mesmerizing!

A low light plant with beautiful leaves

Something new

I was told this plant was good at telling you when it needs attention. It likes dark, moist areas so im planning on putting it above my fridge or in my bathroom.

Calathea obsessed 🤷‍♀️

I love Calatheas/Prayer plants, and this beauty looks astounding.

beautiful and said to tolerate low light

Pet-friendly

I’ve always wanted a Prayer Plant; and this was a good price

Need a bathroom plant, and I've read you can actually hear the leaves move!

Bought for my chameleon enclosure

accessory plant

Has been on my wishlist for 2 years! Hopefully I will be a great plant mom to her 😘