As for flowers, Calathea do often bloom in the wild, but they tend not to bloom much indoors. In fact, Calathea plants usually will only grow to about 2 feet in height and then stop. When I went on to google what it was, one pest that seems to leave a sticky residue was the scale bug. Its beautiful leaves will develop brown, crispy edges if it does not get enough moisture. After that, the only pruning you need to do is that of yellow, crispy, or brown leaves. I took pictures near my under-counter grow lights which obviously give things a slight pink glow….) Calathea brown leaves and crispy edges. Either over- or under-watering your plants may cause leaf edges to brown. 4. The thread "Calathea Ornata Pinstripe, leaves crispy" in Houseplants forum | Calathea Warscewiczii FAQ Now you’ve read our Calathea Warscewiczii care guide , take a look at some of the most commonly asked questions and see if any of the questions being asked are ones you wanted answering yourself. Even the new leaf emerging is looking sad. Either just the edges, or even the whole leaf. Calathea drooping/wilting leaves Although some call it cathedral windows and some call it the peacock plant, there's little chance of anyone calling Calathea makoyana boring. Underwatering is one cause of why your houseplants may be exhibiting dry and crispy leaves. its hard to give them the right environment to thrive in, especially indoors! Despite not looking the healthiest, there’s been new growth since purchasing, maybe three new leaves since August. To solve this problem, cut those parts of the leaves, and maintain an optimal level of moisture in the plant’s environment. And the first step to dealing with spider mites is recognising they’ve moved in. (Excuse the pink glow on the leaves. It is sensitive to drying out. Brown edges on leaves are common with calathea and may result from either fertilizing when the soil is dry or uneven watering. Help! How to Remove Dead Dry Leaves on a Calathea Makoyana. About two years ago I was gifted a beautiful Calathea … It was hidden in a grouping of plants and was looking less than stellar. heres a link of my previous posts. If the potting mix stays wet or saturated for extended periods, the roots will drown and rot. My calathea has brown, crispy edges on most of the leaves. Your plant doenst have enough moisture, and that’s why the leaves turn brownish, and edges become brittle. Often times, if you let your houseplant’s soil get bone dry, especially for extended periods, the lower leaves will typically turn brown and crispy. Could it be sunburn? Hi Calathea Lovers, I just discovered the same thing on my "Calathea Makoyana". That said, take care not to overwater. I have a humidifier right next to the plant and use distilled water. leaves crispy some droopy some not droopy leaves. Below is what your calathea will look like if you forget to water. sadly my pinstripe calathea is about the same! 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