Plant Care Pin-Stripe Calathea

Pin-Stripe Calathea

4.0 out of 5 (25 experiences)

Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

striped, pin-stripe, pin-stripe calathea and Beauty Star


Calathea ornata

How to care for Pin-Stripe Calathea


How often to water your Pin-Stripe Calathea

Water needs for Pin-Stripe Calathea
0.5 cups
every 9

Pin-Stripe Calathea 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 Pin-Stripe Calathea

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Pin-Stripe Calathea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pin-Stripe Calathea: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pin-Stripe Calathea 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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How to fertilize Pin-Stripe Calathea

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Pin-Stripe Calathea

Pin-Stripe Calathea

Pin-Stripe Calathea

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

Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 14
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 13
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 4
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Gustonlowe avatar
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 496 XP

Love the leaves. They are gorgeous

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leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 567 XP
globe Silver Spring, Maryland

It’s a diva but a nice plant.

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leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 393 XP
globe Spencer, Indiana

It’s gorgeous and easy!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 672 XP
globe Blacksburg, Virginia

Soooo pretty until she came down with a case of spider mites. I caught them early but her leaves still showed sooo much damage. More so than other plants I’ve caught mites on.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kilikena311 avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 179 XP

This one is so beautiful!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 71 XP
globe Setagaya City, Tokyo

To all of you working-from-home plant parent living alone in a no-pets-allowed apartment, this is your perfect companion. As the name prayer plant implies, these beauties will shift their solar panels throughout the day, often letting out a faint rustling sound, reminding you that you are not the only living soul in your room. Don’t call me lonely!!

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 359 XP
globe Austin, Texas

it got spider mites completely inexplicably. calatheas and i do not get along.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Nikkilynn avatar
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 1,731 XP

Keep it humid and semi damp (I heavily mist moss on top to keep moisture in and it’s showing new growth), relatively bright light.

Hailleemarie avatar
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 399 XP

Beautiful leaves with the stripes (and a hint of pink) to give it the pinstripe look. Absolutely stunning! Any Calathea is picky, needs the correct water, humidity and lighting or the leaves brown easy.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Kiersten avatar
leaf-1 114 Plants
xp 5,775 XP
globe New Orleans, Louisiana

Been about 9 months since that ^ photo was taken and we’re down to 2.5 leaves. She gets the front row seat at the window, she gets lots of humidity, she gets BOTTLED WATER, and all the love in my heart and this is her response.

What a drama queen. Two stars purely because what leaves she does have are beautiful.

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 69 Plants
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globe New Orleans, Louisiana

This is a stunning, but high maintenance plant! I’ve had her for a little over two months, and she has been consistently putting out new leaves. I do not water often, maybe once or twice a month, but I collect rainwater for her specifically - they are sensitive to chlorine in tap water. She loves humidity, and I live somewhere VERY humid, so I just open the windows for her often. I have her sitting directly in a North-facing window and she “prays” nightly. 💕 Let’s hope I can keep her on track!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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