Plant Care Pin-Stripe Calathea
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Pin-Stripe Calathea

4.1 out of 5 (7 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 and pin-stripe calathea

Taxonomy

Calathea ornata
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Pin-Stripe Calathea has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Nataleaf avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Pin-Stripe Calathea named Penelope by Nataleaf on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

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…

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@Kiersten
New Orleans, LA
Rating of the plant Pin-Stripe Calathea named Frida by Kiersten on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

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 hea…

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Hailleemarie avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Pin-Stripe Calathea named Lily by Hailleemarie on Greg, the plant care app
02/27/2021

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 ea…

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@Folkehaus
Monterey, CA
Rating of the plant Pin-Stripe Calathea named Maya by Folkehaus on Greg, the plant care app
03/06/2021

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.

How to care for Pin-Stripe Calathea

Water

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
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 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pin-Stripe Calathea in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

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.

Care Summary for Pin-Stripe Calathea

Pin-Stripe Calathea

Pin-Stripe Calathea


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.

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