The pinstripe calathea features dark green leaves with pale pink stripes drawn across them. The pink detailing is so precise that it looks more artistic than natural. The green and the pink strongly contrast, so that the detail on this plant is impossible to ignore. The underside of the leaf is a rich purple color.The dark green colors tie this plant in with a group of plants, but overall this calathea becomes a focal point. Grows up to 18” tall and wide.
Native to northern South America, including Columbia and Venezuela.
Light: Moderate, indirect light. Leaves will burn in direct light. May be okay in low light conditions, but stems will stretch and the plant will look leggy.
Water: Keep soil consistently moist.
Soil: Very particular about soil type. Use a soil with good pore space, or our custom calathea soil. Avoid soils that become heavy and claggy when moist, soils heavy in peat, or soils that hold nutrients.
Fertilizer. It can be difficult to find the right balance between nutrient burn and nutrient deficiency in Calathea spp. Fertilize only with mild fertilizers, such as liquid seaweed. Flush the soil every couple of months to remove salt build up. We do not recommend using general purpose fertilizer or applying a full dose of fertilizer to this plant.
Humidity: Prefers a humid environment.
Pests: Susceptible to most common house plant pests, especially spider mites and thrips.