The delicate leaves of the Calathea ‘Vittata’ are what brought this plant to the collector’s scene. The foliage comes to a sharp point and has a slight swirl that captivates your attention. Some believe Calathea’s are a nightmare but we can’t get enough of this beautiful plant! If you are ready to take the next step in your plant collecting hobby, this is the plant for you.
Grow Pot Size: 4” Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 10-12” Plant Care Level: Medium
The Calathea genus is pet-friendly making it the perfect addition to your home with furry friends! Calathea plants come in all unique shapes and sizes from large, round green leaves to elongated, fuzzy leaves that look like feathers.
Calathea ‘Vittata’ Care Tips
Binomial Name:Calathea vittata
Care Level: Medium
Light: Bright, indirect
Water: Keep soil moist
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Calathea ‘Vittata’ Story
Where is it from? This Calathea is a tropical long-life plant from South America.
Who is the Calathea ‘Vittata’? The Calathea ‘Vittata’ is a unique plant with eye-catching foliage. It may be a challenging plant but it’s definitely worth it.
Good For You! We highly recommend Calatheas as a plant to keep in the bedroom: their peaceful leaves, oxygenating properties, and humidifying capabilities will help you drift off at night and feel refreshed in the morning! With their expansive leaves, Calatheas are excellent air purifiers.
Is the Calathea ‘Vittata’ the right plant for me?
Calatheas have always received a reputation for high maintenance due to their need for high humidity. But we found by placing Calatheas in high humidity environments such as kitchens and bathrooms, the foliage stays in its beautiful condition. Thankfully, this plant prefers bright, indirect light with absolutely zero direct sunlight. Makes the placement options are endless. If you’re looking for a plant that can add a pop of color and pattern to your green oasis - this plant is it!
Pet Friendly: Yes! The beautiful Calatheas are pet friendly which makes these the perfect addition to your home.
Location Suggestions: Calatheas thrive in high humidity locations such as kitchens and bathrooms. They make great office plants with their unique colors and variegation contributing to a creative and focused mind.
Prefers bright, indirect light with no direct sun.
Keep soil moist, do not let it dry completely
This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Average from 65°F - 75°F
Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Wipe the leaves every few weeks to remove debris
Calatheas can be sensitive to tap water. If you notice brown leaf edges, switch to rain or distilled water and ensure the environment you place your plant in is high in humidity.
General Information About Your Plant
From the tropical area of South America.
The leaves come to a point with a slight swirl and have unique white stripes.