Plant Care Calathea Compact Star

Calathea Compact Star

5.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Calathea Compact Star has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Calathea Compact Star has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Calathea 'Grey Star' and Calathea Grey Star

Taxonomy

Calathea setosa
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Calathea Compact Star

Water

How often to water your Calathea Compact Star

Water needs for Calathea Compact Star
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea Compact Star needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Calathea Compact Star

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Calathea Compact Star in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calathea Compact Star: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calathea Compact Star may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Calathea Compact Star

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calathea Compact Star: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Calathea Compact Star after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Calathea Compact Star

Calathea Compact Star

Calathea Compact Star


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Calathea Compact Star has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Calathea Compact Star has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Calathea Compact Star has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Aireal avatar
@Aireal
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Pawtucket, Rhode Island
09/20/2021

One of my favs only dislike is they need so much humidity so a humidifier is essential for them !

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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