Plant Care Prayer Plant Dottie

Prayer Plant Dottie

4.0 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Prayer Plant Dottie has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Prayer Plant Dottie

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 roseopicta 'Dottie'
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Calathea Dottie and Calathea Dottie

How to care for Prayer Plant Dottie

Water

How often to water your Prayer Plant Dottie

Water needs for Prayer Plant Dottie
0.5 cups
every 9

Prayer Plant Dottie needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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 Prayer Plant Dottie

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Prayer Plant Dottie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

32% Very Low

Growing Prayer Plant Dottie in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Prayer Plant Dottie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

February 5th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Prayer Plant Dottie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight will increase by 44.1% ☀️

February 6th, 2023

Philadelphia is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to increase by 44.1% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energ…

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Light needs for plant Prayer Plant Dottie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will increase by 1.2 hours 📈

February 4th, 2023

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 6.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 12.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours o…

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Finding light for Prayer Plant Dottie in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Prayer Plant Dottie: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Prayer Plant Dottie may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Prayer Plant Dottie

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

When to repot Prayer Plant Dottie

Nutrient needs for plant Prayer Plant Dottie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 30th, 2023

The growing potential in Philadelphia is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Care Summary for Prayer Plant Dottie

Prayer Plant Dottie

Prayer Plant Dottie


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Prayer Plant Dottie has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Prayer Plant Dottie has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Prayer Plant Dottie has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Prayer Plant Dottie has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Kymberlena avatar
@Kymberlena
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 85 XP
globe Ceres, CA
07/17/2021

Show stopper for sure, but definitely picky on its location and humidity.

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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