Calathea Roseopicta

Description

Calathea Roseopicta, the rose-painted calathea, is a species of plant in the family Marantaceae, native to northwest Brazil. It is a clump-forming evergreen perennial growing to 50 cm (20 in), very similar looking to Calathea makoyana.

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Calathea Roseopicta Care

Overview

Humidity
More than 70%
Light
Low
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

Like many tropical indoor plants, your Calathea Roseopicta prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown up, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis, or place a humidifier nearby. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for your Calathea Roseopicta because these areas tend to be more humid.

Light

Your Calathea Roseopicta will do best in low to medium light area. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight, the leaves will get sunburned!

Soil

A peat based potting mix will be required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is one mixture that will be fine.

Temperature

Calathea Roseopicta enjoy the warmth, preferably between 65-85 degrees, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Watering

During the growing season water the plant thoroughly and keep the soil moist (remember this plant loves moisture). When it's winter growing slows down or stops, reduce watering and you can allow the top soil to become slightly dry between each watering. If you can - use tepid rain or distilled water and avoid cold hard water.

Fertilizing

For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

Propagation

Propagation is done by dividing the main plant when re-potting is carried out. Provide a warm environment and enough humidity after dividing and replanting.