Calathea Musaica ‘Network’ Care Guide

Last Updated: June 10, 2022

Basic Calathea Musaica Care

Calathea Musaica plants get their ‘Network’ nickname from the intricate detailing on the leaves which makes this plant unique! They are also slightly easier to care for than other Calathea types so a great choice for every plant parent!


Bright Indirect Light

I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.


Water Moderately

I don’t like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I’m after.


High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.


Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

They can deal with a range of light levels

Whilst bright, indirect light is ideal for your Calathea Musaica, they can tolerate quite a range of light conditions compared to other Calathea types. Just avoid intense direct light during summer as this can damage the leaves.

Keep the potting mix slightly damp

Calathea Musaica plants like to have some consistent moisture in the soil so it’s all about finding the right balance when watering. They are somewhat forgiving if you water too much or too little but over time this can cause real issues for the plant.

Avoid temperature extremes

Calathea Musaica like average room temperature to thrive and can struggle in really cool or warm environments. Keep them well away from heaters, drafts or AC vents.

They will benefit from a humidifier

Calathea Musaica plants love a slightly humid environment as they are native to the tropics. We recommend buying a humidifier to keep a nice stable humidity level around your plant. Other great ways to give it a boost is misting, pebble trays and showering.

Only fertilise during the growth period

It’s important that you hold off fertilising your Calathea Musaica during autumn and winter as your plant will be dormant. During the warmer, sunnier months of spring and summer feed your Calathea Musaica every 1-2 months to support growth.

Propagate a Calathea Musaica Network through division

The most successful way of propagating a Calathea Musaica is through division of the mother plant. Divide up the plant so each section has a good amount of the overall root system. This will increase your chances of a successful propagation.

Repot your new sections into fresh well-draining potting mix and resume normal Calathea Musaica care.

Learn more in our Calathea propagation guide.

Calathea Musaica Network plants are non-toxic

Another thing we love about the Calathea Musaica Network is that it is non-toxic and pet friendly. So you don’t need to worry about having one of these in your home around your beloved furry friends!


Calathea Musaica 'Network' FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Calathea Musaica 'Network'.


Common Problems with your Calathea Musaica 'Network'

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.


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