Plant Care Pin-Stripe Calathea

Pin-Stripe Calathea

About Pin-Stripe Calathea

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 sanderiana

Also known as


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


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.

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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.

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