Calathea Picturata Care
Humidity needs some attention with Calathea Picturata. Misting helps, but you may also need to place the plant pot on a humidity tray with pebbles or increase the humidity with a humidifier.
Your Calathea Picturata will do best in medium to bright indirect light. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight, the leaves will get sunburned!
A peat based potting mix will be required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is one mixture that will be fine.
Calathea Picturata plants prefer temperatures between 65º-80ºF (18.3º-27.7ºC) , and don't do well in cold drafts or temperatures below 55º-60ºF (12.8º-15.6ºC). The leaves of a Calathea Picturata plant curl when the temperature is too warm.
During the growing season ( May - Aug) water frequently. Always keep the soil moist (not waterlogged). During the winter cut this down and only water when the top soil has become dry to the touch.
Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks from April - October.
Calathea Picturata plants are propagated by plant division.