The leaves of the Calathea 'White Fusion' are broad and oval-shaped, with a rich, glossy texture. What sets the White Fusion apart is its striking variegation. The center of each leaf is a luscious, creamy white, resembling delicate brush strokes on a canvas. In addition to its mesmerizing coloration, the leaves of the Calathea White Fusion have a velvety feel, adding to their allure. When touched, you'll notice a gentle fuzziness, giving the leaves a tactile charm that's hard to resist.
Scientific Name: Calathea roseopicta 'White Fusion'
Common Names: White Fusion Calathea, Calathea Dottie
Light: The Calathea White Fusion thrives in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch its delicate leaves. It can tolerate low light conditions as well.
Water: This plant prefers consistently moist but not waterlogged soil. Water it when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Use room-temperature water to avoid shocking the roots.
Soil: Provide well-draining, peat-based soil for your Calathea White Fusion. A mix with good aeration ensures the roots have proper circulation.
Humidity: Maintaining high humidity is crucial for the White Fusion. Mist the leaves regularly or use a humidity tray to keep the air around the plant moist. This will prevent the edges of its leaves from drying out and browning.
Temperature: Keep your White Fusion in a warm environment. It thrives in temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposing it to temperatures below 55°F (13°C) as it's sensitive to cold drafts.
Fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your Calathea White Fusion with a balanced, diluted, liquid houseplant fertilizer every 4-6 weeks. Reduce or stop feeding during the dormant season (fall and winter).
Pet Information: The White Fusion Calathea is non-toxic to cats and dogs. You can safely enjoy its beauty without worrying about your pets.