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Rose Painted Calathea

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Rose Painted Calathea


Plant Care

The Rose Painted Calathea (Calathea Roseopicta) is a tropical plant that can add vibrant texture and color to any home or office. However, it is important to understand the proper care of this plant in order to ensure its health and longevity. This article will provide everything you need to know about caring for your Rose Painted Calathea, including light requirements, soil ingredients, watering habits, temperature & humidity needs, and fertilizer application.


Rose Painted Calatheas prefer indirect sunlight but can tolerate full shade. They should be placed in a location with bright filtered light and kept away from direct sun which can cause leaf burn. If necessary, you can use sheer curtains or blinds to reduce the amount of sunlight entering the room. For best results, keep the plant out of reach of cold drafts or air conditioning vents.


The ideal soil mixture for a Rose Painted Calathea includes equal parts peat moss, perlite, and potting soil or compost. This combination ensures adequate drainage and aeration while maintaining adequate moisture levels in the root system. It is important to monitor pH levels as well; slightly acidic soil (pH 5-6) is preferred for this type of plant.


Watering is an essential component of caring for a Rose Painted Calathea Plant; however, over-watering should be avoided as it can lead to root rot and other problems due to poor drainage. When it comes time to water your plant, wait until the top 2 inches (5 cm) of soil has dried out before adding more water. Once watered thoroughly, allow excess water to drain completely before replacing the container back onto its saucer or tray.

Temperature & Humidity

These plants are native to tropical rainforests and therefore thrive in warm temperatures between 60-85°F (16-30°C). High humidity levels are also important; consider using a humidifier if your home's relative humidity drops below 40%. Additionally, misting your plants regularly with distilled water help keep their foliage hydrated without promoting fungus growth on their leaves.


A balanced liquid fertilizer applied every four weeks during spring and summer will provide essential nutrients needed by your plant’s roots for healthy growth throughout these active months. Reduce fertilization during fall and winter when theRose Painted Calathea becomes less active; adjust frequency according to directions on product label instructions if necessary. Pay close attention not to overfertilize as this can lead to nutrient deficiencies in both foliage and flower production leading up towards springtime blooms!

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