Calathea - Dottie
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Calathea Dottie is one of the moodier members of the Calathea Rosea Picta family, noted for their deep purple leaves with attractive poppin’ pink striae. Native to South America, Calathea are accustomed to a lower light and humid environment, making them especially adaptable to living in our homes as a houseplant. Provided with optimal growing conditions, the mature Dottie can grow to nearly two feet tall.
Light: Calathea thrive in bright, indirect light, but can tolerate some medium to low light conditions. Avoid placing in direct sunlight to prevent leaf discoloration and sunburn. Paling and curling of the leaves can be an indication of too much direct sun.
Water: Make sure to keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy. Water when soil is dry one to two inches down in the pot. Yellowing of the leaves and stems is a good indicator to pull back on your watering schedule, while curling of the leaves is an indication that your Calathea might need a more frequent drink.
Humidity: The main trick with Calathea is to maintain a warm, humid environment. We recommend adding a humidifier to your daily plant routine.
This item is pet friendly.
Photographs are representative of the species and not always the specific plant shipped. Normal variations in size, pruning and leaf structure may occur.