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Calathea Elliptica 'Vittata'


The Calathea Elliptica 'Vittata' displays bright green elliptical-shaped leaves with sleek white stripes that appear hand-painted. This plant needs high humidity and indirect light to thrive. As with any member of the Calathea family, this plant has the added benefit of being friendly to all you four legged family and friends. 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Calathea Elliptica 
  • Common Name: Vittata Peacock Plant, Peacock plant, Vitatta peacock plant, 
  • Family: Marantaceae 
  • Native Range: Tropical Americas 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light Preference: Medium Light, Low/Shade, Bright/Indirect
  • Water Frequency: High/Moist. Thrives in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Allow the surface of the soil to slightly dry out between watering. These plants can be sensitive to hard water or water that has too many additives. We recommend using filtered tap water or rain water
  • Humidity Preference: High
  • Temperature: Prefers warmth; 60-85F
  • Soil Type: Regular potting mix, Peaty mix, Airy and slightly acidic
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every couple of weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Root division 
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy. Can grow up to 2' tall and generally prefers to be repotted every two years
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets.

Calathea vittata, with its striking striped foliage and vibrant green hues, adds a touch of elegance to any indoor environment, making it an attractive choice for growers of all skill levels. Its preference for moderate indirect light and regular watering makes it relatively easy to care for, while its unique leaf patterns provide visual interest and beauty. With proper attention to humidity and occasional fertilization, Calathea vittata thrives, rewarding growers with lush, healthy growth, making it a delightful addition to any home or office space.