Calathea Vittata

Description

Calathea vittata is a species of Calathea describe by K.Schum in 1902.

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Calathea Vittata Care

Overview

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

Humidity

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

Light

Calathea Vittata will do moderately well in moderately low light, but they prefer to be in medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as this will fade the plant's color and burn the leaves. Plants that have more colorful leaves will benefit from having more filtered bright light.

Soil

Use a good light porous indoor potting soil that retains water but still drains quickly. African Violet soil works well.

Temperature

Calathea Vittata like it warm, preferably between 65-85 degrees, so maintain indoor temperatures above 64 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Watering

Maintain a regular watering schedule and keep your Calathea Vittata moist, but not wet or soggy. This is not a drought-tolerant plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges.

Fertilizing

Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks from April - October.

Propagation

Propagate (division) in late June. The new plants need to have some leaves and sturdy roots. Plant 5-8cm deep, keep the soil moist and temperature around 18º C.