Plant Care Jungle Velvet
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Jungle Velvet

4.3 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Jungle Velvet has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Jungle Velvet has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Calathea 'Jungle Velvet', Goeppertia warszewiczii and Calathea jungle velvet

Taxonomy

Calathea warscewiczii
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Jungle Velvet

Water

How often to water your Jungle Velvet

Water needs for Jungle Velvet
0.5 cups
every 9

Jungle Velvet 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 Jungle Velvet

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Jungle Velvet in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Jungle Velvet: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Jungle Velvet 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Jungle Velvet in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Jungle Velvet

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Jungle Velvet: 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 Jungle Velvet after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Jungle Velvet

Jungle Velvet

Jungle Velvet


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

Jungle Velvet has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Jungle Velvet has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Jungle Velvet has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Jungle Velvet has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Jungle Velvet has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Jungle Velvet has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Dylanslabach avatar
@Dylanslabach
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 689 XP
08/26/2021

Super cute plant. Love the smallness

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@Ross
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 412 XP
globe Salem, Oregon
08/14/2021

Awesome plant, but can brown easily in low humidity.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Billie avatar
@Billie
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 206 XP
globe Coleford, England
07/13/2021

Easy to look after

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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@Hannahwhooooo
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 825 XP
globe Redlands, California
05/22/2021

Calatheas are notorious for being temperamental fellas, but these beautiful lush leaves are too handsome to stay away from! Try topping your soil with sphagnum moss and bunching your plants together. It should help them stay humid and happy!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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@Phat_pot
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 441 XP
03/18/2021

This plant is a beauty to have, however it is extremely sensitive to under-watering and bright light. However if you could find the perfect spot where it doesn’t receive direct sunlight, then I highly recommend getting this plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily

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