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Rose Painted Calathea in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Calathea roseopicta

 

Rose Painted Calathea

Calathea Plants are tropical plants, often grown as houseplants for their beautiful, brightly coloured, upright, oval leaves. There are over 300 different types of Calathea Plants, many being hybrids created by tissue cultures. They are not the easiest of the Marantas to care for. Indoors, a Calathea is a table plant or short bush that rarely gets bigger than 60cm tall and wide. The Rose painted calathea is primarily kept for it's tropical looking patterned leaves, with purplish colored undersides.

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plant Features
  • Rose Painted Calathea likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Rose Painted Calathea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Rose Painted Calathea is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Rose Painted Calathea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Rose Painted Calathea

Latin name

Calathea roseopicta

type

Evergreen Plant

family

Marantaceae

ph

6.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rose Painted Calathea likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Rose Painted Calathea is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Rose Painted Calathea likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Rose Painted Calathea likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rose Painted Calathea is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Calathea roseopicta

Calathea Plants are tropical plants, often grown as houseplants for their beautiful, brightly coloured, upright, oval leaves. There are over 300 different types of Calathea Plants, many being hybrids created by tissue cultures. They are not the easiest of the Marantas to care for. Indoors, a Calathea is a table plant or short bush that rarely gets bigger than 60cm tall and wide. The Rose painted calathea is primarily kept for it's tropical looking patterned leaves, with purplish colored undersides.


Propagation by division.

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Take divisions from mature plants at re-potting time and plant in a rich compost. Cover pots with polythene and keep warm until new plants are established.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

To plant as a houseplant, use a good light porous indoor potting soil that retains water but still drains quickly. African Violet soil works well for Calatheas. Once planted, site in a situation that offers bright, indirect sunlight. In front of an east, west, or north facing window is ideal. Too much direct sun burns the leaves of a Calathea Plant and causes the beautiful leaf colours to fade.

 
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