Plant Care Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

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Calathea picturata 'Argentea' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Calathea picturata 'Argentea' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

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! 😴


Goeppertia picturata 'Argentea'

Also known as

Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

How to care for Calathea picturata 'Argentea'


How often to water your Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

Water needs for Calathea picturata 'Argentea'
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea picturata 'Argentea' 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 picturata 'Argentea'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Calathea picturata 'Argentea' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calathea picturata 'Argentea': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calathea picturata 'Argentea' 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 picturata 'Argentea' in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

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

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Care Summary for Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

Calathea picturata 'Argentea'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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 picturata 'Argentea' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Calathea picturata 'Argentea' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Calathea picturata 'Argentea' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Bjoyce avatar
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL

She hates me but I love her

Megan avatar
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 14,504 XP
globe Washington, DC

A little bit dramatic. On the more dramatic side for calathea, but beautiful leaves when it’s happy.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Phantasmagoria avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 103 XP
globe Prague

Need for high humidity level and enough of indirect sun light. She doesn’t like to be bottom-watered and prefers her soil constantly moist. Rain-water is the best choice to use.

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Rjg avatar
leaf-1 123 Plants
xp 104,989 XP
globe Austin, TX

Love this calathea!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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