I just purchased this at a local greenhouse and would like an ID if possible. It's currently in bloom (added bonus) and the undersides of the leaves are green (not maroon as I'd expect).
I think it is Calathea bella
and it needs high humidity
I believe you're right, I looked up Calathea bella and the pictures look just like mine. Thanks! With respect to humidity, would a tray filled with water and rocks placed underneath the plant be sufficient?
That is a pretty C. bella
A pebble-tray will help with the humidity some,..yes.
Of course whenever I can manage to get my hands on such things like terrariums and wardian cases,plants that lust for humidity are very happy in them and it shows.
Meanwhile the pebble-tray will do. :)
I have 2 that look like this. One is very short and grows almost like a ground cover. The other is much taller. Whenever I buy Calatheas that's all there ever is on the label - "Calathea" and never a species or even variety. But they still look good whatever the name.
I agree with "they still look good whatever the name." :)
As far as the humidity question goes I move mine to the bathroom every now and then. For two or three days. Does just fine.