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How to care for Rose Calathea
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 Houston, Texas.
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October 17th, 2021
Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Houston is currently medium 👌.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
October 17th, 2021
Houston is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Houston is expected to decrease by 24.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per…
October 15th, 2021
This month, Houston is getting an average of 9.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.9 total hours of day…
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 Houston, Texas ☀️.️
This is a great time to watch your Rose Calathea thrive 🌿!
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.
October 16th, 2021
The growing potential in Houston 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 any…
What other plant parents say
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 🤞🏾
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.