The Calathea Picturata is known for the intense colour in the centre of its leaves surrounded by a band of green colouring. There are two main types of Calathea Picturata, the crimson and the silver, both equally as beautiful but with a very different feeling to each. Just like many species of Calathea, this can be difficult to look after and can require more care than other houseplants but with our Calathea Picturata care guide, you should get a good idea of how best to look after this plant.
Healthy Medium Size Plant grown in a 4” Glossy finish colored pot.
Medium Size Plant- 10 to 12 inches
Fertilizer/ feed for the plant: Calathea can be sensitive to fertiliser and if the mix is too strong it can cause burning on the leaves. To prevent this we would recommend diluting the fertiliser and using it on your plant approximately once a month during the growing season.
Repotting: Your Calathea will outgrow its current pot in a year and would require repotting in a one size larger pot.
Propagation: Propagation of the Calathea Picturata can be done through root division. We would not recommend trying to take cuttings as this is very unlikely to work.
1. How to revive a dying calathea?
Figure out the main reason why your calathea is dying whether it is because of under-watering, over-watering, sunlight, infections, or pests. Remedy the issue accordingly and also prune away the dead or infected leaves to make space for new growth.
2. Am I overwatering my Calathea?
Calathea love water and you can never overwater them.
3. Why are the leaves of my Calathea Turning yellowing?
The main reason for this is overwatering. If your leaves are turning yellow it could be a sign that you are watering your plant too frequently. If this is happening to you then consider checking the soil and if it is very wet change your watering schedule.