Calatheas are known for their bold patterned foliage. The leaves of most Calathea varieties fold up slightly during the night time, revealing the often colorful undersides of their striking leaves. The Rose-Painted Calathea (Calathea Roseopicta) has large rounded leaves that are dark green above, red below, marked heavily with cream or pink stripes "painted" along the veins and midriff, with feathered margins.
- Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light. Not suited for direct sun.
- Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light. This plant can benefit from extra humidity. Calatheas can be sensitive to hard tap water. Try using filtered water or leaving water out overnight before using.
- This is a pet friendly plant.