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Calathea Calathea picturata

Previously known as:

  • Goeppertia picturata
Phonetic Spelling
ka-LAH-thee-uh pik-tur-AY-tuh
Description

Calathea picturata is a evergreen perennial that forms 14 to 16 inch clumps of dramatically colored leaves and is typically grown as a houseplant. The leaves are dark green above, purple below, with silver-colored veins and midriff. The plant is not tolerant of temperatures below 61 degrees F, thus its cultivation indoors under medium light.

If grown in the garden, Calathea prefers moisture and shade, similar to conditions in its native Brazil. When grown as a house plant, keep the plant moist by spraying the leaves several times a week. Propagation is by root division. Water with soft water and maintain a uniform high humidity and temperature.

Diseases, Insects, and Other Plant Problems:

No known problems.

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Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#perennial#leaf veins#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#perennial#leaf veins#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calathea
    Species:
    picturata
    Family:
    Marantaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Root Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Northwest Brazil
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Perennial
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Clumping
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Evergreen clumping houseplant. Leaves are dark green above and purple below with silver silver-colored veins and midriff.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Houseplants