Plant Care Calathea elliptica
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Calathea elliptica

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Calathea elliptica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Calathea elliptica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Calathea elliptica
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Calathea elliptica

Water

How often to water your Calathea elliptica

Water needs for Calathea elliptica
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea elliptica needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Calathea elliptica

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Calathea elliptica in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calathea elliptica: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calathea elliptica may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Calathea elliptica

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calathea elliptica: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Calathea elliptica after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Calathea elliptica

Calathea elliptica

Calathea elliptica


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Calathea elliptica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Calathea elliptica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Calathea elliptica has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Calathea elliptica has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Calathea elliptica has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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10/02/2021

Beautiful leaves, but not maroon on back. Nice and full and not leggy at all. It’s a little fussy about water and grow lights work nicely. Of course, needs humidity but near other plants helps that.

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