Calathea roseoptica

Calathea roseoptica

Growzone: 10-11

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This Plants Growzone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11
Mature Height: 20 inches
Mature Width: 10"-16"
Classification: Colorful foliage
Sunlight: Fluorescent to bright, indirect
Habit: Upright
Flower Color: Small white & purple flowers in Summer
Foliage: Dark green elliptic with deep red underside
Soil Condition: Well draining
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Excellent indoors in offices or low light areas

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Calathea roseoptica has round leaves with an underside of a maroon color. It has an elliptic leaf with white accents.  It does especially well in low light areas. The unique foliage is elliptic & oval like. It is a part of the Marantaceae family, and likes bright, indirect light at most, as the colors will fade and the leaves will burn if exposed to too much direct light. These plants like to dry out some between watering. 


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The unique foliage is elliptic & oval like. It is a part of the Marantaceae family, and likes bright, indirect light at most, as the colors will fade and the leaves will burn if exposed to too much direct light. 

Calathea roseoptica looks like it’s been painted, and likes to dry out between watering. While it is tolerant of wet roots, it prefers not to be that way. The foliage will fade or burn if exposed to excessive light. The foliage is both cat and dog safe, according to the ASPCA Plant Toxicity List. This family of plants is known for its bright, intense foliage as it performs well indoors and holds its color without much light or care.

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History and introduction of Calathea roseoptica:

Native to Brazil, Calathea roseoptica is found in slightly moist soil with bright, indirect light. The soil, while moist, drains quickly so that the roots don’t constantly stay wet. Thus, the plants like some humidity and can survive with little to no direct light. Calathea roseopticas produce small flowers that are white & purple, but rarely seen when the plant is grown indoors. The leaves move upwards, near vertical, come nighttime when the light is no longer available. Many have hypothesized why some plants do this, but there is not a consensus.