Plant Care Calathea fasciata

Calathea fasciata

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About Calathea fasciata

Many of the houseplants we used to know as Calatheas now belong to the genus Goeppertia (say that three times fast). These plants have delightfully patterned leaves that come in all sorts of colors and shapes! Commonly known as prayer plants, the leaves of some species fold up at night through a process called nyctinasty meaning night movement! 😴

Taxonomy

Goeppertia fasciata
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

calathea rotundifolia

How to care for Calathea fasciata

💦 Water

How often to water your Calathea fasciata

Water needs for Calathea fasciata
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea fasciata 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 fasciata

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Calathea fasciata in your home

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

Calathea fasciata 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Calathea fasciata in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Calathea fasciata

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calathea fasciata: 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 fasciata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Calathea fasciata prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

Calathea fasciata may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Calathea fasciata Light Requirements →

Calathea fasciata Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Calathea fasciata prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Calathea fasciata Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Calathea fasciata is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Calathea fasciata →

When and How to Successfully Repot Calathea fasciata →


💩 Fertilizer

Calathea fasciata should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Calathea fasciata is native to Tropical Americas.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Calathea fasciata

Calathea fasciata

Calathea fasciata


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

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leaf-1 41 Plants
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01/15/2022

Gorgeous and not as needy as my other calathea so far. It is doing well in my cabinet. High humidity lover.

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leaf-1 32 Plants
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globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

I’m obsessed with calathea and this one is no exception. The leaves are large and gorgeous.

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