Calathea Roseopicta Care
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.
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!
A peat based potting mix will be required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is one mixture that will be fine.
Calathea Roseopicta enjoy the warmth, preferably between 65-85 degrees, so maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.
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.
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 is done by dividing the main plant when re-potting is carried out. Provide a warm environment and enough humidity after dividing and replanting.