Plant seems unhealthy

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  1. umm rayan

    umm rayan New Seed

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    Hello all garderners

    Plz help me and guide me what has happened to my plant. Leaves are drying out and dying. Is it infected. I am properly watering but not over watering. Shifted to new pot 2 months back. What should i do. Also kindly tell me its name. Thank you.
     

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Your plant seems to be one of the Maranta sorts.
    My impression is that these leaves may be suffering from too much dry air. You could try spraying them with water a few times a day. Do not hold your sprayer close to the leaves, rather hold it about 12 to 15 inches away and set your sprayer on "mist".
    Further--I would clip those damaged leaves off.

    I do not if this helps, but I wish you luck.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    purpleinopp In Flower Plants Contributor

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    Looks like Calathea makoyana to me, also in Marantaceae family. Needs a very chunky/porous/airy soil so the roots can stay moist while having a ton of oxygen at the same time. Otherwise, staying as moist as they like can cause roots to rot. Roots need oxygen & moisture at the same time to function. Adding a significant amount of perlite to potting soil can help.
     
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