Plant Care Pinstripe Calathea

Pinstripe Calathea

4.1 out of 5 (123 experiences)

Pinstripe Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Pinstripe Calathea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Pinstripe 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 ornata
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Calathea ornata

How to care for Pinstripe Calathea

Water

How often to water your Pinstripe Calathea

Water needs for Pinstripe Calathea
0.5 cups
every 9

Pinstripe Calathea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in San Diego, California.

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 Pinstripe Calathea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Plant care guide for Pinstripe Calathea in San Diego, California

San Diego, California

58% Medium

Growing Pinstripe Calathea in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Pinstripe Calathea in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 30th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determi…

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Light needs for plant Pinstripe Calathea in San Diego, California

Sunlight will decrease by 22.3% ☀️

November 29th, 2022

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 22.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Pinstripe Calathea in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 30th, 2022

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…

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Finding light for Pinstripe Calathea in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Pinstripe Calathea: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Pinstripe 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..️

San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Pinstripe Calathea

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

When to repot Pinstripe Calathea

Nutrient needs for plant Pinstripe Calathea in San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 28th, 2022

The growing potential in San Diego is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot a…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Pinstripe 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
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Soil
Fertilizer
Native Region
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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Pinstripe Calathea

Pinstripe Calathea

Pinstripe Calathea


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Pinstripe Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 53
Pinstripe Calathea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 52
Pinstripe Calathea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 31
Pinstripe Calathea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 26
Pinstripe Calathea has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 15
Pinstripe Calathea has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 8
Pinstripe Calathea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Xxkirby8492xx avatar
@Xxkirby8492xx
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,855 XP
globe Miami, FL
03/27/2022

Love it and ironically got the hang on calatheas BUT, they are pest magnets. And I am currently dealing with a spider mite problem 🥲

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Wildpurplechild
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 3,872 XP
globe Watertown, CT
01/16/2022

Temperamental. Had her for three months and I haven’t quite figured out how to make her happy yet. She’s already had spider mites and dropped more than half her leaves, but we have some new growth coming 🤞🏽

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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 52 Plants
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globe Baltimore, MD
01/11/2022

Can brown easily if not kept with the right humidity or if in direct light.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Megano avatar
@Megano
leaf-1 59 Plants
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globe Washington, DC
01/10/2022

Meh, I’m not in love of this baby. She’s too high maintenance for me 😅

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Dylan1stokes
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 3,487 XP
globe Witham, England
01/10/2022

I am a massive fan of Calatheas, however, they can be fussy, but with filtered water and good humidity they will thrive

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
12/28/2021

Finicky when it doesn’t have enough humidity but with patience and humidity it comes back looking lovely

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Meltantillo
leaf-1 22 Plants
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globe Cherry Hill, NJ
12/04/2021

Not a survivor. Can’t figure her out at all. 3 years old and only 1.5 leaves left.

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@Shauna
leaf-1 11 Plants
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globe Metuchen, NJ
11/29/2021

This plant is so needy and is not at all hardy. I was lured in by its beauty and am now very put off by how quickly it died after a small spider mite infestation. Even when fully healthy, it browned easily and lost its prayer motion quickly, and constantly wanted attention.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 86 Plants
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globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

I am absolutely obsessed with calathea of all varieties, but this was my first love. I find it to be a bit less temperamental than some other varieties of calathea.

Fast grower Fast grower
Jessica avatar
@Jessica
leaf-1 28 Plants
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globe Birmingham, AL
10/27/2021

Most difficult plant I’ve owned. No matter what I did or didn’t do it slowly died one leaf at a time.

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@Callenjb171
leaf-1 46 Plants
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globe Denver, CO
10/25/2021

She was pretty while she lasted. I can’t seem to keep these alive! It got pests and browns easily. It would probably be a good plant in a more humid environment.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Apb0168 avatar
@Apb0168
leaf-1 29 Plants
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globe Hamilton, Ontario
10/21/2021

It’s a fickle plant. Not keen on the species. If it dies won’t replace.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Bfeipel
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globe New Haven, IN
10/08/2021

Took an incredibly long time to figure out this plants happy spot in my house… I have two healthy ish leaves and 5 dead looking leaves.. I did discover she loves water! Keep her wet!

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Emma
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globe Tempe, AZ
09/04/2021

She’s beautiful. I just can’t get over it

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Buddingbotanist
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08/30/2021

This is the sweetest looking plant with the lovely pink stripes across the deep green leaves. This plant is low light tolerant and forgiving. It’s leaves don’t close/drop as severely as other prayer plants so you can enjoy the pretty pink details of this plant all the time. If you want to bring a little color to your houseplant family, this is a great choice.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Princesspraha
leaf-1 8 Plants
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globe Prague, Hlavní město Praha
08/28/2021

This leaves are SO striking with the pretty pink stripes!! This is a beautiful indoor potted plant that is easy to take care of.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Lazyplantparent
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globe Chesterfield, VA
08/28/2021

One of the most beautiful plants I’ve ever seen! Lovely little pink pinstripes make it a fun and playful addition to any space. It is one of my more needy plants though, and tends to brown easily. I love that it’s cat safe though!

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Apb0168
leaf-1 29 Plants
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globe Hamilton, Ontario
08/27/2021

I like how the leaves close up straight at night and come back down during the day. Hardy plant.

Survivor Survivor
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@Nico141
leaf-1 2 Plants
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globe London, England
08/24/2021

Lovely house plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Laylaschropp
leaf-1 0 Plants
xp 312 XP
globe Eugene, OR
08/24/2021

😩love it

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

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