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Calathea Roseopicta 'Dottie' Drama Queen


Introducing the captivating Calathea Roseopicta 'Dottie,' a stunning and darker variation of the Calathea family. This botanical masterpiece boasts exquisite dark green burgundy leaves adorned with a vibrant hot pink border and a central pink stroke. The undersides exhibit a striking deep red-purple hue, enhancing its overall allure. Pairing seamlessly with Raven ZZs and other 'gothic' companions, the 'Dottie' stands out with its intricate leaf patterns, making it a captivating addition to any plant enthusiast's collection.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Calathea Roseopicta
  • Common Names: Dottie, Calathea Dottie, Pink Painted Prayer Plant, Drama Queen
  • Family: Arrowroot
  • Native Range: Brazil

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light Preference: Medium Light, Low/Shade, Bright/Indirect
  • Water Frequency: Maintain high moisture levels in well-drained soil; allow the surface to slightly dry out between waterings. Filtered tap water or rainwater is recommended to prevent sensitivity to hard water or additives.
  • Humidity Preference: High
  • Temperature: Thrives in warmth; ideally between 60-85°F
  • Soil Type: Regular potting mix, Peaty mix, Airy and slightly acidic
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every few weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Root division
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy. Can reach up to 2 feet tall; prefers repotting every two years
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets; exercise caution with children and pets around all plants.

Create an enchanting ambiance with the 'Dottie' by placing it in bright indirect light. Consider showcasing its beauty in a bathroom or kitchen window for optimal thriving conditions. Elevate your plant collection with this drama queen, adding a touch of elegance and serving as a low-maintenance, captivating companion in any space.