Water regularly! You’ll want to maintain a consistently moist soil based on the humidity levels in your home this could be every few days or once every two weeks! Use a water retaining potting medium like peat moss and make sure to use a pot with drainage holes to avoid soggy soil and root rot.
Best suited for filtered, indirect light, or shade.
If you are using Flourish All-Purpose Plant Food, you can utilize at each watering during periods of growth. In seasonal climates your Calathea may go dormant in the colder months and slow its growth. Feedings should be reduced during this period!
Browning or crispy leaves are a sign of too much sunlight or not enough humidity. Yellowing leaves mean your plant may be trying to conserve energy and needs more food, adjusted watering schedule, or repotting. Check for root rot or if the soil is completely dry you may need to water more frequently. Calatheas are also prone to spider mites and mealybugs which you’ll want to mitigate by washing the plant with castile soap, repotting and removing any rotting roots, and monitoring daily!
Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’