Rose Painted Calathea Care Tips
- This article was last updated on 02/22/2017
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Rose Painted Calathea is a special variety of Calathea plants. It is famous for its tropical, patterned leaves. What makes this plant special are purplish colored undersides of the leaves. This is a gorgeous plant and one of the most popular Calathea varieties to grow in your home.
Just like other Calathea varieties, Rose Painted Calathea requires a specific care regime. This is the only way to make your plant thrive. A good thing about this variety is that it is relatively undemanding, which cannot be said for all Calathea varieties. Another good thing about Rose Painted Calathea is that you can keep it on the balcony or patio, but only if the temperatures are high enough. These plants require warmth so this is something you need to keep in mind.
This plant originates from Brazil. It is known under the name Rose Painted Calathea, though its botanical name is Calathea Roseopicta. This beautiful plant can usually grow to about 20 inches (50 cm) or even more. Some Rose Painted Calathea plants are known to be around 30 inches in height.
It is important to know that this plant is NOT toxic to pets (cats and dogs) so you can keep it in your home even if you have pets.
Rose Painted Calathea has gorgeous foliage, which is one of the reasons why people keep it in their homes. The leaves are elliptic and green, with pink stripes starting on the mid-rib. The mid-rib itself is also pinkish in color. This pink color will turn white when the plant matures. The leaves fold up slightly during the night time. The foliage typically grows at the top of the stalks.
Keep in mind that this variety of Calathea rarely flowers indoors. If it does, the flowers appear in summer and are very small, white in purple in colors. The flowers are not particularly showy but they are still beautiful.
Care Tips for Rose Painted Calathea
Perhaps the most important thing to remember about the Rose Painted Calathea is to never position it near clod drafts. This can be very dangerous for your plant. Another important thing to keep in mind is that you need to position your plant away from direct sunlight. A shaded room would work best for your Rose Painted Calathea, especially if you can place your plant on a higher level (about the table height).
There are some common problems that Rose Painted Calathea plants face. Here are the quick solutions to these problems: