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Calathea Burle Marx

Size: 4 inch
Style: Grower Pot

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  •  Calathea Burle Marx, or Fishbone Prayer Plant, named after a Brazilian artist and landscape architect, is yet another stunning exotic plant from the Calathea family. This tropical beauty has artistic deep green fishbone patterns on light green oval-shaped leaves, making it an eye-catching element in your decor.

     Burle Marx can grow up to 20 inches in height and 16 inches in width, and its foliage will stand out and gets fuller as the plant matures. This easy-care plant is also great at purifying the indoor air and removing air pollutants.

    Calathea Burle Marx produces long stalks with clusters of small white flowers. These flowers usually bloom in winter or early spring.

  • Fishbone Prayer Plant tolerates different lighting conditions, including low-light spots. Its ideal lighting is bright, indirect light but it can also grow under fluorescent lights. Avoid harsh direct sunlight to prevent sunburn.

     This plant needs regular watering about once or twice a week to keep its soil slightly moist. Watering should be more frequent during spring and summer (3 times per week) and should be reduced in the winter (once every 5-6 days or when the topsoil is dry to the touch).

     This houseplant needs well-drained,   nutrient-rich soils that are able to retain some moisture. Choose a peat-rich potting mixture.

     This plant thrives in temperatures of 65°F-75°F and grow well in normal room conditions. It does not tolerate freezing temperatures.

     This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with a diluted houseplant fertilizer.

    This Calathea plant is considered non-toxic and safe for pets.
  • USDA Zone 11-12

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    • 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    • 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
    • Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
    • Wooden stake to support the plant.


    *All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via info@bestplantfriend.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.

    When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
  • It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.