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Calathea roseopicta

Rose Painted Calathea

Calathea

Comments

A classic houseplant variety featuring rounded dark and light green foliage with cream feathered edges and dark purple-red undersides; requires consistent moisture and humidity, mist with distilled water frequently in drier environments

Description

A classic houseplant variety featuring rounded dark and light green foliage with cream feathered edges and dark purple-red undersides; requires consistent moisture and humidity, mist with distilled water frequently in drier environments

Landscape Attributes

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Rose Painted Calathea can be expected to grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant should only be grown away from direct sunlight or in a room with strong artificial light. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

Light Requirement:

shade

shade

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

10b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

24 inches

18 inches

rich

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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