Calathea Dottie

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  • Green And Pink Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 15 Inches
  • Pet Safe

It's as beautiful as it is bold! Green foliage with deep-burgundy undersides is complemented with bright-pink markings that are sure to liven up any space. The Dottie Calathea is a low-maintenance plant and does extremely well when planted in containers. It has a clumping growth habit that adds interest to the already unique appearance! During the summer and fall, it produces white blooms. Dottie is a non-toxic, pet friendly choice!

Best Locations For Growing Dottie Calathea

The Dottie Calathea thrives on indirect sunlight, as direct sunlight can burn its foliage. It is versatile in any space. A room that maintains a temperature of 65-75 degrees F is optimal for this plant. A family room or cubicle are good options as this plant requires humidity. Keep Dottie out of rooms that experience drafts or sudden temperature changes.

Dottie Calathea Sunlight Requirements

Place Dottie in an area with indirect sunlight. Near a window facing north, east, or west is optimal.

Dottie Calathea Plant Care

A peat moss soil mix is best to ensure proper drainage. Deadheading should take place as needed. Place Dottie in a pot that is 2-4 inches larger than its current container. Repot this plant every 2-4 years to keep it growing strong.

Watering Dottie Calathea

Keep the soil damp. The plant should not sit in soil that is overly wet. Mist the leaves regularly to maintain humidity.

Feeding Dottie Calathea

Fertilize Dottie monthly during spring and summer with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer.

Dottie Calathea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Height: 15 inches
Mature Spread: 12 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple, White
Flower Shade/Description: White & Purple
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink
Foliage Description: Green and Pink
Temperature: 65° - 95°F (18° - 35°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Dottie Calathea
Other Name(s): Prayer Plant
Scientific Name: Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Calathea Dottie Show Reviews

  • 5
    excellent and healthy plant

    Posted by Darlene Lee on Jun 19, 2023

    The packaging of this calathea was excellent, and it arrived in great condition, displaying a healthy plant.

  • 5
    Absolutely beautiful!

    Posted by Jean Hall on Jun 15, 2023

    The deep purple leaves with pink stripes are insanely gorgeous.