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Calathea crocata

7th August 2009

My fascination with the Marantaceae goes back to the days when I still had a warm greenhouse to grow them in, and I should know better than to buy them now, but at the end of summer they turn up on the market at ridiculous prices (this was 1.99), so it is worth a try. This is the best flowering of the Calathea that are easily available and it is currently wintering in a heated propagator!