Plant Care Rose Calathea
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Rose Calathea

3.9 out of 5 (117 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

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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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Plant care guide for Rose Calathea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

66% Medium

Growing Rose Calathea in Philadelphia right now

Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

October 21st, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Philadelphia is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 35.3% ☀️

October 21st, 2021

Philadelphia is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Philadelphia is expected to decrease by 35.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.4 megajoules of energy p…

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Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Daylight will decrease by 1.8 hours 📉

October 21st, 2021

This month, Philadelphia is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours …

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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..️

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

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.

When to repot Rose Calathea

Nutrient needs for plant Rose Calathea in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

October 18th, 2021

The growing potential in Philadelphia 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 repo…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Rose Calathea is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Growing Outdoors

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 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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 53
Rose Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 37
Rose Calathea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 27
Rose Calathea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 27
Rose Calathea has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
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
_laurie avatar
@_laurie
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 270 XP
globe Escondido, California
10/11/2021

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
Joretta avatar
@Joretta
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 221 XP
globe Wilmington, North Carolina
10/02/2021

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
Brooke avatar
@Brooke
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 156 XP
09/29/2021

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
Tbaby avatar
@Tbaby
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 169 XP
09/27/2021

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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@Carasoasis
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 107 XP
09/23/2021

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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@Princesspraha
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 130 XP
globe Prague, Hlavní město Praha
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 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
Cellakay avatar
@Cellakay
leaf-1 56 Plants
xp 1,227 XP
globe Lake Stevens, Washington
09/17/2021

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
Adonís avatar
@Adonís
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 78 XP
globe Houston, Texas
09/12/2021

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
Samijohanson avatar
@Samijohanson
leaf-1 90 Plants
xp 2,341 XP
globe McCall, Idaho
09/09/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Lan avatar
@Lan
leaf-1 31 Plants
xp 501 XP
globe Jacksonville, North Carolina
09/08/2021

Awesome!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Planplantplanet
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 609 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
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 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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@Madie_jones
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 770 XP
globe Dallas, Texas
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, dropping, the whole nine yards, but I know by tomorrow morning she’s going to be beautiful again!

Cassrose avatar
@Cassrose
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 800 XP
globe New York
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 it next to a humidifier which may have stabilized the environment for him.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Silkust avatar
@Silkust
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 27 XP
globe Bedford, Western Australia
08/22/2021

It’s super ez

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@Notageordie
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 501 XP
globe Huddersfield, England
08/15/2021

Annoying

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@Rio
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 98 XP
globe South River, New Jersey
08/06/2021

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
Shirreene avatar
@Shirreene
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 1,124 XP
08/01/2021

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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@Jmplantlover
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 304 XP
07/29/2021

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
Aur0ra avatar
@Aur0ra
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,267 XP
07/27/2021

ugh

Browns easily Browns easily
Sharnirose avatar
@Sharnirose
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 686 XP
07/22/2021

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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