Matt Bourke
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  • Free plant
    Long story short, haven’t been able to give it the attention it deserves and hoping someone would like to adopt. Pot and stand not included.

    Located in the haight. Message me if interested. 4154639286
  • Calathea leaves closing up?
    Hey everyone,

    I'm a complete newbie to this website and to proper plant care. Honestly, I can't even remember exactly which type of Calathea this. I was hoping people could help diagnose my plant though, it seems like it needs help.

    The leaves seem to be closing up, which I thought could just be a sign of lack of light? However, it's pretty close to the window, which doesn't get direct sunlight. 

    I spray the leaves pretty consistently with water (every 3-4 days) and pour water into the pot every 5-6 days. 

    Based on this photo, are there any clear signs of what I might be doing wrong?

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      Nicole Hi [296806,Matt Bourke] -I use one of those watering bulbs for my Calathea, and it looks great! It just takes the water it needs- never thirsty. I recently re-potted it and the roots looked healthy despite my concern that the soil was constantly moist.
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      Pei hi [291028,Matt] it looks like your calathea is SUPER thirsty. How much water do you give it every time? A good rule of thumb with calathea care is to make sure the soil is consistently moist (not wet) to touch.
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