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Vittata Calathea

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  • Striped Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 24-26 Inches
  • Pet Safe

The Vittata Calathea is a lovely plant with absolutely stunning foliage. The leaves unfurl to reveal white pinstripes on a green background. The stripes almost look hand-drawn and radiate out from the midrib. The leaves are rounded at the base and taper to a point. Also known as Prayer Plants, the leaves of this tropical beauty fold up at night and lower during the day. Calatheas have specific care requirements, but they are worth the effort.

Best Locations For Growing Vittata Calathea

The Vittata Calathea will shine when grown in an area with medium light and increased dampness in the air. Prayer Plants do not compromise when it comes to humidity, but they can still live in drier climates when they have a pebble tray or a humidifier nearby. An east-facing bathroom window or a kitchen island are good areas for this beauty.

Vittata Calathea Sunlight Requirements

Low to medium light is best for the Vittata Calathea. The delicate foliage needs regular light to thrive, but intense bright light can be damaging. Rotate the plant when you water it to ensure each side receives sunlight.

Vittata Calathea Care

Calatheas do not like to be rootbound, and plants that live in cramped conditions may not grow. You can tell if your plant needs more space if you notice slowed growth or if the roots start to creep through the drainage holes in the pot. Repot and upgrade to a container 1 - 2 inches bigger, or divide the plant into smaller plants.

Watering Vittata Calathea

Watering Calathea can be challenging, but feeling the soil is the most effective way to determine when the plant needs a drink. Water the Vittata Calathea when the top layer of the soil is just barely damp. This plant does not respond well to dry conditions, but soggy conditions are not ideal either. Allow excess water to drain. The leaves will turn brown along the edges if the air is too dry, so find a humid area or use a pebble tray to give the plant the moisture it craves.

Feeding Vittata Calathea

Since the Vittata Calathea requires routine watering, any nutrients in the soil will be rinsed away over time. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer to keep the plant fed and healthy. Feed the plant during the spring and summer, and take a break from fertilizing your Prayer Plant during the fall and winter.

Vittata Calathea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
Care Requirements: Medium
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: Fast
Mature Height: 24-26 inches
Mature Spread: 24-26 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: Light-Cream
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, White
Foliage Description: Green/Lime, White
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: Above Average (60% - 80%)
Common Name: Vittata Calathea
Other Name(s): Prayer Plant
Scientific Name: Calathea 'Vittata'
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 Known 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 Known 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 Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 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 Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 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 Known 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 Known 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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