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About Calathea Vittata

Calathea Vittata Care Guide

Calathea Vittata is renowned for its striking, elongated leaves adorned with bold white stripes. This elegant plant is a top choice for indoor plant enthusiasts looking to add a touch of tropical flair to their homes. Known for its relatively easy care requirements, Calathea Vittata is suitable for both novice and experienced plant parents.

Lighting

Calathea Vittata thrives in medium to bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can cause the leaves to fade and scorch, so it's best to place the plant in a spot where it can receive filtered light. Low light conditions can be tolerated, but they may slow down the growth.

Watering

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Calathea Vittata is sensitive to tap water chemicals, so using filtered or distilled water is recommended. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot.

Temperature and Humidity

Calathea Vittata prefers temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. It's crucial to avoid placing the plant in drafty areas or near heating/cooling vents. High humidity is essential for this plant, so regular misting, using a humidifier, or placing a water tray nearby can help maintain the necessary moisture levels.

Feeding

Feed Calathea Vittata with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. In the winter months, reduce feeding to every 2-3 months. Proper feeding promotes lush growth and keeps the plant's vibrant leaf patterns.