Plant Care Rose Calathea
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Rose Calathea

3.8 out of 5 (73 experiences)

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

Also known as

Jungle Velvet

Taxonomy

Goeppertia roseopicta
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Rose Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 30
Rose Calathea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 30
Rose Calathea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
Rose Calathea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 13
Rose Calathea has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 7
Rose Calathea has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
Rose Calathea has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Rose Calathea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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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@Ashinbyalex
Vallejo, CA
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
Gainesville, NY
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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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, OR
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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@Gibbya
Mc Calla, AL
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Marty Zebrina by Gibbya on Greg, the plant care app
06/18/2021

Beautiful detailing on the leaves. The unique look really spruces up the space. Pun intended. The best quality is it’s communicative. The leaves droop when it needs water and perk up once it’s refres…

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Miami, FL
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named White fusion by Xxkirby8492xx on Greg, the plant care app
05/02/2021

The bane of my existence-so beautiful but so fickle. I cannot seem to get it right with her no matter what amount of humidity or light or water I give her 😭😭

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@Crouse.emma
Roseburg, OR
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Zion by Crouse.emma on Greg, the plant care app
05/12/2021

They are very dramatic, constantly changing their leaves and moving a lot. Mine has done amazing with my little humidifier I got off Amazon.

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@Vinxy2
Duluth, GA
Rating of the plant Rose Calathea named Calathea illustris by Vinxy2 on Greg, the plant care app
06/05/2021

The reason to have any calathea is the beautiful foliage but they need someone with some plant experience & a light hand with the water.

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 located in Orlando, FL.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Rose Calathea in Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

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Growing Rose Calathea in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in Orlando, FL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in Orlando, FL

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 3.3% ☀️

July 27th, 2021

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 3.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in Orlando, FL

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 11.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.1 total hours of day…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Orlando, FL ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Rose Calathea thrive 🌿!

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 your location in Orlando, FL, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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