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Calathea Vittata has striking white streaks on its green spear-shaped foliage. This will bring color and texture to any low-light corner of your home.
Bright green and white herringbone patterns on the tops of the leaves are what will draw your eye to this beautiful plant. As a Calathea, this plant is also a member of the Prayer Plant family. Prayer Plants bring a new fun element to the table as their foliage moves with the sun--opening and closing as the light comes and goes.
Calathea in general can be known to be a bit tougher than you're run of the mill indoor plants; however, when provided with the proper care, your plant should thrive quite simply. Ideal care conditions for this gorgeous tropical houseplant includes higher humidity levels and allowing the plant's soil to dry in between waterings.
Additionally these plants will produce best results in an bright indirect light. However the Vittata will also tolerate a medium light.
Some additional tips we have when it comes to caring for your Vittata include avoiding tap water and opting for a distilled water. The plant will also benefit from an organic fertilizer in the growing seasons of spring and summer. We also highly recommend planting your new baby in a pot with drainage holes to avoid issues of root rot and mold.
Calathea vittata makes a good desk plant in the office, and because it moves and changes position during the day, it's almost like having a buddy in the office. It does like high humidity, so it's wise to occasionally mist the plant with clean, room temperature water.
With its beauty, grace and unique green leaves, the Calathea Vittata is sure to add style and pizzazz to a space. As an added bonus, these plants along with the rest of the Calathea family are pet safe!
|1.5 to 2 Feet
|1 to 2 Feet
|Bright indirect light to low light
|Likes to stay evenly moist, let dry out between waterings
|Indoor foliage; ornamental indoor plant perfect for low light bathrooms or other spaces with high humidity
How to Care for Calathea Vittata
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
What light is right for Calathea vittata?
Calathea vittata plants are tropicals, meaning that their native habitat is in a humid environment with light filtered by a great green tropical canopy. Your calathea will trhive in your home, especially if it can live in a space that mimics that native humid environment. This makes them perfect for low light situations in your home where there is some warmth, such as a bedroom or bathroom. They can tolerate bright, indirect light, but direct sunlight can scorch the leaves if exposed for too long.
What is the best soil for Calathea vittata?
Calatheas like to stay evenly moist, so potting mixes that both retain moisture and have lots of drainage are best for your Calathea vittata plant. You can make a perfect potting mix for your Calatea vittata by either adding organic matter, peat, or humus to a dry potting mix (such as a cactus mix or african violet mix), or adding a bit of sand or cactus mix to an organic potting mix. Either way, when in doubt it is usually better to air on the side of caution and wait longer between waterings than to not wait long enough.
What kind of fertilizer is best for Calathea vittata?
Calathea benefit from an indoor plant fertilizer used at half strength once a month for most of the year. Don't worry about fertilizing quite as often in the winter, when growth will naturally slow. (Even when they're inside, they know!) We recommend either a liquid fertilizer or a slow release granular formula, whichever one works for you and your routine will work for your plants. We recommend choosing quality brands, since there are many cheaply made fertilizers on the market that have too high of a salt index.
How much water does Calathea vittata need?
Calatheas prefer to stay evenly moist. While they can tolerate drying out a bit between waterings, it is best to only let the top inch or so be dry at any time. You also do not want to let the soil become waterlogged, since damp soggy soil can cause root rot. We also have found using filtered water is healthier for some Calathea, as the salt and minerals in hard water can overwhelm the root system as well.