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  • Calathea Burle Marx, named after a Brazilian artist and landscape architect, is yet another stunning exotic plant from the Calathea family. This tropical beauty has artistic deep green fishbone patterns on light green oval-shaped leaves, making it an eye-catching element in your decor.

    Burle Marx can grow up to 20 inches in height and 16 inches in width, and its foliage will stand out and gets fuller as the plant matures. This easy-care plant is also great at purifying the indoor air and removing air pollutants.

    Calathea Burle Marx produces long stalks with clusters of small white flowers. These flowers usually bloom in winter or early spring.



  • Calathea Burle Marx tolerates different lighting conditions, including low-light spots. Its ideal lighting is bright, indirect light but it can also grow under fluorescent lights. Avoid harsh direct sunlight to prevent sunburn.

    This plant needs regular watering about once or twice a week to keep its soil slightly moist. Watering should be more frequent during spring and summer (3 times per week) and should be reduced in the winter (once every 5-6 days or when the topsoil is dry to the touch).

    This plant needs well-drained,  nutrient-rich soils that are able to retain some moisture. Choose a peat-rich potting mixture.

    This plant thrives in temperatures of 65°F-75°F and grow well in normal room conditions. It does not tolerate freezing temperatures.

    This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with a diluted houseplant fertilizer.

    This plant is considered non-toxic and safe for pets.
  • USDA Zone 11-12

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" plant + clay pot option.
    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.