Plant Care Rose Calathea

Rose Calathea

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

4.0 out of 5 (142 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 San Diego, 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
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 San Diego, California

San Diego, California

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Growing Rose Calathea in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 26th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in San Diego, California

Sunlight will increase by 23.9% ☀️

January 25th, 2022

San Diego is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to increase by 23.9% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.9 megajoules of energy per …

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Light needs for plant Rose Calathea in San Diego, California

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 25th, 2022

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 9.5 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.6 total hours of da…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in San Diego, California ⛅.

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 San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 24th, 2022

The growing potential in San Diego is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to rep…

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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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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 San Diego, 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 67
Rose Calathea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 48
Rose Calathea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 33
Rose Calathea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 31
Rose Calathea has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 16
Rose Calathea has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 11
Rose Calathea has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Rose Calathea has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Wetmyplanties avatar
@Wetmyplanties
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 26 XP
01/25/2022

They are gorgeous. But also incredibly crabby little dramatic humidity suckers. Will brown if you talk about or look at her a little too long.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Mariansoasis avatar
@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 412 XP
globe Solana Beach, California
01/24/2022

Must keep up with humidity and water demands. A bit fussy about quality of water 💦 but worth it. So pretty!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Eagle avatar
@Eagle
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 121 XP
01/16/2022

This is a picky diva plant.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 70 Plants
xp 6,383 XP
globe Leawood, Kansas
01/13/2022

Avoid at all costs. Will do nothing but break your heart. If you want to be hurt, buy calatheas. These things need to be in a cabinet or special home because my 65% humidity isn’t enough.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,513 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/11/2022

While I find this plant beautiful and growing it can be rewarding, it browns easily and the leaves get crispy edged unless provided high humidity and watered consistently (sometimes even then it’ll crisp up!)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 53 Plants
xp 7,445 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
12/21/2021

It’s a calathea - give it humidity or it will throw a fit. 5 starts because the leaves are darker than most other calathea so the brown is less noticeable

Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Roxanne avatar
@Roxanne
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 7,210 XP
globe Portland, Oregon
12/07/2021

So I’ve had a few crispy edges that I’ve trimmed down but otherwise, it hasn’t been as dramatic as I’ve read/heard. My humidity generally fluctuates between 40-60% but it seems happy as long as I keep it’s soil consistently moist but not wet. I love its leaves, it stands out among all the green. And its been putting out a new leafy almost weekly and growing fast!

Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Ellen avatar
@Ellen
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 91 XP
12/04/2021

Be careful with watering-
Water from bottom.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 132 Plants
xp 12,228 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

Not super finicky as far as calathea go. Pet friendly, so that’s a plus.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 132 Plants
xp 12,228 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

The biggest thing with calathea is to not let them dry out.

Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 132 Plants
xp 12,228 XP
globe Washington, District of Columbia
11/28/2021

Love this plant. Just don’t let it dry out too much.

Xai avatar
@Xai
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 157 XP
globe Seattle, Washington
11/12/2021

Likes humidity and indirect light.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Hkpierson avatar
@Hkpierson
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 461 XP
globe New York
11/11/2021

Easy to mistake overwatering for under-watering.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Reeyality avatar
@Reeyality
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 189 XP
11/07/2021

Personally I love how this plant dances & moves. It’s never in the same position and it’s noticeable. It really makes you feel it’s life energy ⚡️💓😍

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Tatianamoss avatar
@Tatianamoss
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 4,265 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
11/06/2021

I know that people have difficulties with Calathea, but Julio has been thriving and putting out new leaves since I got him in April 2021. I think the trick is to follow Greg’s watering advice, and put somewhere super bright. I have him about 10ft away from a west-facing window so he gets lots of bright indirect light throughout the day, and then about an hour of direct light when the sun is going down. He’s far enough away from the window that he doesn’t burn from the sun. I also kept him in the plastic pot I got him in so there’s plenty of drainage. He’s just living his best life!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mmmmitko avatar
@Mmmmitko
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 109 XP
globe Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Kärnten
11/05/2021

I love my new plant! Just bought it. We will see how it will go 😎

Cindy2016 avatar
@Cindy2016
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 150 XP
globe Indianapolis, Indiana
10/25/2021

Very pretty large leaves.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
_laurie avatar
@_laurie
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 357 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 9 Plants
xp 318 XP
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
Pinkkoi avatar
@Pinkkoi
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 323 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

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