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! 😴

Taxonomy

Goeppertia sanderiana
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Calathea

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

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 🏡.

🪴 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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Pin-Stripe Calathea can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


💦 Water Needs

Pin-Stripe Calathea prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pin-Stripe Calathea may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Pin-Stripe Calathea Toxicity to Cats →


💨 Humidity

Pin-Stripe Calathea prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Pin-Stripe Calathea is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.


💩 Fertilizer

Pin-Stripe Calathea should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Pin-Stripe Calathea →


🌎 Native Region

Pin-Stripe Calathea is native to Tropical Americas.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Pin-Stripe Calathea grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Pin-Stripe Calathea can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 11-12. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Pin-Stripe Calathea can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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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