Plant Care Calathea Vittata

Calathea Vittata

4.4 out of 5 (5 experiences)

Calathea Vittata has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly
Calathea Vittata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Calathea Vittata

Calathea Vittata is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as a fast grower with a whopping 132 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Calathea Vittata likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Calathea elliptica 'Vittata'
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Calathea Vittata

Water

How often to water your Calathea Vittata

Water needs for Calathea Vittata
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea Vittata 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 Vittata

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Calathea Vittata in your home

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

Calathea Vittata 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 Vittata in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Calathea Vittata

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

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Soil
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Propagation

Care Summary for Calathea Vittata

Calathea Vittata

Calathea Vittata


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 Vittata has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Calathea Vittata has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Calathea Vittata has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Calathea Vittata has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Calathea Vittata has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Calathea Vittata has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 106 Plants
xp 6,070 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/24/2021

Well, it’s a calathea. So yes, it can be pretty dramatic. In my experience this variety does a pretty good job at hanging on through tough times though.

Jenlcolon0825 avatar
@Jenlcolon0825
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 541 XP
globe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/01/2021

Beautiful plant, easy to care for

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Soogie avatar
@Soogie
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 81 XP
09/28/2021

very epic

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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