Plant Care Guide for Calathea Roseopicta
While the Roseopicta renders benefits to us and our environments, it’s worthy to invest our efforts in caring for it. Below are factors you should give regards to improve the life of your plant and help it reach its top quality:
Like other Calatheas, this plant likes bright, but not direct light. This is because, as trop9pical plants, they grow on the floor of forests where the light they get is limited through the obstructions of the big trees above them.
We recommend that you place your Calathea Roseopicta in a shaded corner of a bright room, such that it doesn’t get exposed to direct sunlight at all – a window-side isn’t even a brilliant option.
However, if its leaves start to lose their distinctive bright and colourful pattern, it’s a signal to move your Calathea plant to a brighter area where it can receive more moderate light.
Even though Calathea Roseopicta likes to be moisturized, it detests a soggy habitat. it doesn’t thrive well in wet soil, as it roots may rot away or get drown.
So, while watering your Calathea slightly twice a week, always make sure you don’t overdo it. In any case you added too much water to your plant such that it got soaked, be sure to change its soil or planting material.
As a plant that originates from the rainforests, Calathea Roseopicta is a lover of high humidity. It’s a wrong plant to choose to grow in a home of dry hair.
If you’re lacking humidity, you can improvise by misting your plant with a spray bottle once every few days.
Propagating Calathea Roseopicta can’t be done by stem cutting. Instead, it is done by dividing the plant at the root to smaller plants. It is best propagated during the start of the spring.
Note that as each individual plant is smaller than the original, it requires less amount of water. So correspondingly limit the plants’ watering following the propagation.
Pest and infection control
Fortunately, the Roseopicta is one of the more resilient of the Calatheas and so they rarely encounter infections.
In the rare scenarios, the Roseopicta may suffer from high concentration of minerals in its water. Symptoms of this might include browning leaf tips. If this occur, alternate to watering the plant using filtered tap or rain water.