Plant Care Rose Calathea
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Rose Calathea

4.0 out of 5 (106 experiences)

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

Also known as

Jungle Velvet

Taxonomy

Goeppertia roseopicta
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Rose Calathea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 48
Rose Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 33
Rose Calathea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 25
Rose Calathea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 24
Rose Calathea has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Rose Calathea has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Rose Calathea has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Rose Calathea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Xenobia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Shindekudasai Calathea by Xenobia on Greg, the plant care app
06/08/2021

This plant started automatically dying when I got it. I am a bit of a novice so I confess getting a calathea may not have been the best decision (which, btw, was an accident). After losing hope and c…

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Prague, Hlavní město Praha
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Whisper by Princesspraha on Greg, the plant care app
09/19/2021

This calathea literally stopped me in my tracks when I saw it in the store! The leaves look and feel like bird feathers. They are whisper soft, hence the name “Whisper” for mine! So far, care has bee…

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Washington, District of Columbia
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Elliot by Planplantplanet on Greg, the plant care app
09/01/2021

Elliott was almost a goner back in December. I am not sure why, but he lost all his leaves and wasn’t coming back. I rarely give up on plants, so I brought the pot closer to the window, put a little …

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@Ashinbyalex
Vallejo, California
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Aria by Ashinbyalex on Greg, the plant care app
07/13/2021

My plant is doing alright compared to the other reviews i read. It came with curled new growth, they still havent completely unraveled but i give all my plants brita filtered water so it likes that. …

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@Brandy
Pike, New York
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Mollie by Brandy on Greg, the plant care app
06/15/2021

What I have learned in my brief research regarding this plant is that she is going to be a drama queen! She will need distilled water, to be in a room with a humidifier and to have her beautiful foli…

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@Madie_jones
Dallas, Texas
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Ghoni by Madie_jones on Greg, the plant care app
08/27/2021

These plants literally tell you what they need!!! She was beautiful yesterday when I went to bed and this morning she looks like I haven’t watered her in weeks!!!! She’s completely closed up, droppin…

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@Cassrose
New York
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Apollo by Cassrose on Greg, the plant care app
08/22/2021

Came with crispy broken leaves, I am assuming broken via transit. The plant survived and is even now sprouting new little saplings all along the bottom under the leaves closest to the soil. I do have…

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Avi avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Michael by Avi on Greg, the plant care app
04/25/2021

A complete jerk but also my favorite boy. Survived like a full year of mistreatment and thirst and is thriving now. He’s super whiny about everything but also refuses to die. 11/10, would recommend i…

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Xenobia avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Rosey Calathea by Xenobia on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

Very picky temperamental plant. Unless you live near a coast or in a rainforest it hates you (or me, at least). No direct sun, not too cold (<55 F), DISTILLED water, high humidity... the list of its …

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@Kimdaley
Portland, Oregon
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Fickle Fred by Kimdaley on Greg, the plant care app
05/06/2021

I love the delicate look of these leaves, and the two tone coloring. This guy is a bit of a drama queen, and will let you know when it’s unhappy - leaves are very expressive and will drop and brown e…

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How to care for Rose Calathea

Water

How often to water your Rose Calathea

Water needs for Rose Calathea
0.5 cups
every 9

Rose 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 Rose 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 Rose Calathea in your home

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

Rose 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 Rose Calathea in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rose Calathea

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

Care Summary for Rose Calathea

Rose Calathea

Rose 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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