You will need
- - pot;
- - the drip tray under the pot;
- - soil mixture;
- - moss, peat or wet sand.
When buying calathea care for the acquisition of a suitable pot and the necessary for a flower of the substrate. Pick up the pot based on the size of the selected plants and their own design views, as a special (neutral or low) of tanks calathea is not required. Remember that the pots have been in use, it is necessary to wash with hot water with soap and hold it for some time in a solution of potassium permanganate.
Prepare the soil mixture. Take in equal parts humus, peat, leafy, grassy land and sand. Can add to a soil mix of expanded clay pebbles or pieces of pine bark. They will make the substrate looser and improve its breathability. Mix well with soil.
A few hours before the transplant, abundantly pour a plant. As soon as the ground is soaked with moisture, gently invert the pot and remove Kalat , together with a clod of earth. Loosen the roots from the soil, wash and inspect them. All broken, rotten parts cut and sprinkle slices with powdered charcoal.
On the bottom of the pot put the drain baby. On it pour a layer of soil 2-3 cm thick. Place the plant in the center of the pot and, holding it with one hand, start adding the prepared substrate, slightly primina. Soil should not reach the edge of the pot about 1-1,5 cm, However please note that after watering the soil mixture will settle a bit.
Inspect you zagubili plant. Soil calathea should be level with the surface of the substrate. If this rule is violated rot may develop shoots or drying and oppression of plants.
After the transplant, liberally pour Kalat. The entire soil ball in the pot to soak up the water. Put the pot with the plant in a cool place and pricenice for the first time from direct sunlight. This time you need sure to adapt to the new conditions.
As soon as the plant adapts, can set the special pot in a tray filled with damp sphagnum moss or sand.