Plant Care Rose Calathea

Rose Calathea

3.9 out of 5 (115 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


Goeppertia roseopicta

How to care for Rose Calathea


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 Arcadia, 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 Rose Calathea

Water 0.5 cups every

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Plant care guide for Rose Calathea in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

81% High

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 Arcadia, California ☀️.️

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


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:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Rose Calathea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 52
Rose Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 37
Rose Calathea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 27
Rose Calathea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 26
Rose Calathea has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 10
Rose Calathea has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 8
Rose Calathea has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Rose Calathea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
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leaf-1 13 Plants
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globe Escondido, California

Do not get one unless you like high maintenance plants. I wanted it to die but it keeps living now I have no choice but to keep taking care of it.

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 10 Plants
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globe Wilmington, North Carolina

Pay close attention to light and water. Leaves and new growth will talk to you about their needs!!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 4 Plants
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Requires humidity if you want beautiful leaves and no brown spots. But stunning plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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Idk what to do. It was so pretty and full with new leaves unfolding when I got her and now all leaves have brown and I’ve had to trim most off 😭. I’ve tried her in a couple different places but haven’t figured her out. I’m hoping I can revive her. This is the only plant I have a hard time with I’ve been able to bring others back or grow them from where they started but she just isn’t. 😔 I’m hoping what others have experienced will be true for me too 🤞🏾

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 107 XP

Best in high humidity, bright indirect light, very picky and it may take a while and a few brown or drooping leaves to get the right location for it.

Once you can maintain its needs its leaves grow large and nice and a pleasure to watch as it moves.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 7 Plants
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globe Prague, Hlavní město Praha

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 been easy but I have to pay attention to when to water since I don’t think the app has a firm grasp on it yet. Also, the leaves tend to droop a bit during the day and perk up in the evening. Seriously though - this plant is gorgeous!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 56 Plants
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globe Lake Stevens, Washington

The leaves turn brown often and it has had aphids that I had to get rid of on the leaves. It seems it needs a lot of TLC!

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Houston, Texas

Before purchasing this plant, research how to care for it because once it browns it’s so hard to revive.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
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leaf-1 90 Plants
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globe McCall, Idaho

Beautiful color but like distilled water and high humidity. Care for her accordingly

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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globe Jacksonville, North Carolina


Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 21 Plants
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globe Washington, District of Columbia

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 ET figurine on the edge of the pot, and kept watering. By March, one little leaf came up. Then another and another. Now it seems like there is at least one new leaf every month and he looks really healthy.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 19 Plants
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globe Dallas, Texas

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, dropping, the whole nine yards, but I know by tomorrow morning she’s going to be beautiful again!

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globe New York

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 it next to a humidifier which may have stabilized the environment for him.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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globe Bedford, Western Australia

It’s super ez

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globe Huddersfield, England


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globe South River, New Jersey

Mine has a drainer, so it seems to be doing amazing with that. It’s a beautiful plant and really easy to take care of as it doesn’t need to be too close to a window.

Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 38 Plants
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Needs humidity and damp soil. Dramatic so needs attention lol

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 13 Plants
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Brilliant plant but you need to get its positioning right as can be a bit fussy with light/shade

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 46 Plants
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Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 21 Plants
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I find this plant dries out easily and the leaves can get crunchy and brown. Kinda sensitive.

Browns easily Browns easily

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