Plant Care Pinstripe Calathea

Pinstripe Calathea

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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.

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?

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5"
☀️ Light

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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Pinstripe Calathea in your home 🏡.

🪴 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.

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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!

Benefits of Growing Pinstripe Calathea →

Common Pinstripe Calathea Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Pinstripe 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.

Pinstripe Calathea Water Frequency →

Pinstripe Calathea Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Pinstripe 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 🏡.

Pinstripe Calathea Light Requirements →

Pinstripe Calathea Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Pinstripe Calathea is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.

Pinstripe Calathea Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Pinstripe 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.

Pinstripe Calathea Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Pinstripe 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.

Best Soil Mix for Pinstripe Calathea →

When and How to Successfully Repot Pinstripe Calathea →


💩 Fertilizer

Pinstripe 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 Pinstripe Calathea →


🌎 Native Region

Pinstripe Calathea is native to Tropical Americas.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Pinstripe Calathea bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Pinstripe Calathea is a clumping plant, meaning new growth will emerge from the soil around the parent plant.

How and When to Prune Pinstripe Calathea →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

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

Pinstripe Calathea Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Pinstripe 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

How to Propagate Pinstripe Calathea →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Pinstripe Calathea, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 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 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 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 51
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
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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 🥲

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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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01/11/2022

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

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01/10/2022

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

Pest magnet Pest magnet
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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

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12/28/2021

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

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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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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
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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.

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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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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
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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.

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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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globe Tempe, AZ
09/04/2021

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

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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.

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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.

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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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08/27/2021

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

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globe London, England
08/24/2021

Lovely house plant

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globe Eugene, OR
08/24/2021

😩love it

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