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Calathea 'Dottie'

Calathea 'Dottie'

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    Botanical Name:

    • Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie'

    Common Names:

    • Calathea 'Dottie'
    • Dottie Prayer Plant
    • Peacock Plant
    • Zebra Plant

    Description: Calathea 'Dottie', scientifically known as Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie', is a stunning tropical plant celebrated for its dramatic, dark foliage with vibrant pink markings. The large, oval leaves are a deep, almost black, green with striking pink stripes that run along the midrib and edges, creating a captivating contrast. Native to the tropical regions of South America, Calathea 'Dottie' is admired for its bold appearance and the ability to thrive in indoor environments. This plant typically grows up to 12-18 inches tall and wide, making it a perfect choice for adding a touch of exotic beauty to your home.

    Care Instructions:

    Light:

    • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves and fade their vibrant colors.

    Water:

    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil is dry. Use distilled or rainwater if possible, as Calatheas are sensitive to chemicals in tap water.

    Humidity:

    • Thrives in high humidity environments. Regular misting, using a humidity tray, or placing the plant in a humid room like a bathroom can help maintain the necessary moisture levels.

    Temperature:

    • Prefers temperatures between 65°F and 80°F (18°C - 27°C). Protect from cold drafts and temperatures below 60°F (15°C).

    Soil:

    • Use a well-draining, rich organic potting mix. A mix containing peat moss, perlite, and compost works well to support healthy growth.

    Fertilizer:

    • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when growth slows.

    Pruning:

    • Remove any dead or damaged leaves to maintain appearance and encourage new growth. Regular pruning helps prevent disease and promotes a tidy, healthy plant.

    Styling Tips:

    • Statement Plant: Place Calathea 'Dottie' in a prominent spot where its striking, dark foliage and pink markings can be admired. Its bold appearance makes it a stunning statement piece in any room.
    • Shelf or Mantelpiece: Position Calathea 'Dottie' on a high shelf or mantelpiece, allowing its beautiful leaves to be viewed at eye level, adding a touch of greenery to elevated spaces.
    • Grouping with Other Plants: Combine with other shade-loving plants like ferns, calatheas, and philodendrons to create a diverse and visually appealing indoor garden.
    • Bathroom Decor: Utilize its love for humidity by placing it in a bathroom with ample indirect light. The steamy environment can help it thrive and add a touch of greenery to the space.
    • Modern Decor: Its unique, dark foliage with pink stripes fits well with modern, eclectic decor. Use a sleek, contemporary pot to complement its striking appearance.

    Calathea 'Dottie', with its dramatic foliage and relatively easy care requirements, is a fantastic addition to any plant collection. Its exotic appearance and adaptability make it a favorite among plant enthusiasts and interior designers looking to add a touch of tropical elegance to their spaces.

    *Leaves will change color under different lighting environments*

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