Calathea ‘Dottie’

(12 customer reviews)
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Ships February 23rd - March 1st.
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$ 38.00
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’

Common Names: Calathea Dottie,  Pink Painted Prayer Plant, Drama Queen

Overview: Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’ is a beautiful houseplant with deep green leaves that feature bright pink stripes. The undersides of the leaves are a rich burgundy color, making for a striking contrast with the pink stripes. The plant is native to the Brazilian rainforest and is known for its unique appearance and low-maintenance care requirements.

Description

She’s a Drama Queen that’ll Make you  Fall in Love

Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’ is a beautiful houseplant with deep green leaves that feature bright pink stripes. The undersides of the leaves are a rich burgundy color, making for a striking contrast with the pink stripes. The plant is native to the Brazilian rainforest and is known for its unique appearance and low-maintenance care requirements.

Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’ prefers bright, indirect light and consistently moist soil. It also prefers a humid environment, making it a great choice for bathrooms or kitchens. Overall, Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’ is a stunning plant that can add a touch of color and elegance to any indoor space.

Caring for your Peacock Plant

Taking good care of any plant is essential to ensure it grows appropriately and blooms. You need to take care of several things, such as the amount of water you need to give the plant, the best way to propagate it, and the kind of fertilizer you need to use. Here is a complete care guide you can use.

Light

This plant enjoys medium and bright indirect light. They should not be placed in direct sunlight as that can damage the plant significantly. You can set the plant in a room with a window and get reasonable amounts of indirect light. Ideally, these plants grow under large trees in their natural habitat. Therefore, they need indirect but good amounts of light. If your plants do not get enough sunlight, they will produce smaller leaves and stunted growth.

Soil

The Peacock plant enjoys a well-draining soil that can be a mixture of potting soil, peat, and perlite. You can mix lighter soils such as coir or pumas. Experts recommend avoiding the usage of heavy soils as they are not well draining.

Water

It is vital to give your Peacock a balanced amount of water. The plant is susceptible to water. They do not deal well with too little water or too much water. If you do not give the plant enough water, its leaves will dry out, and if you overwater it, the roots will start to rot, which can cause the plant to die.

The soil of the Peacock plant needs to be moist at all times. You can check the moisture in the ground with your finger. Your plant likes a humid environment, so you can try to keep humidity levels high using a mist, and the plant will thrive.

Fertilizer

The Calathea requires regular fertilizer during its growth stages. You can give it fertilizer every two or three weeks when the growth is in full swing. The best fertilizer match is chemical or organic fertilizer. It is best to avoid any fertilizer during the winter as that can be shocking for the plants in their dormancy. 

Common Issues

If you do not take good care of your Peacock plant, it may face many issues such as pest infestation and other diseases. Let’s look at all the common problems you must be aware of.

Pests

Spider mites are the most common pests to infest the Peacock plant. Other than that, they may also attract aphids and or scale insects. If these pests infect your Peacock plant, you might see yellow leaves and other visible spots on the surface of the leaves.

To control the pest infestation, you can use insecticidal soap.

Disease

Root rot is the most common disease in the Peacock plant. If you overwater it and do not choose well-draining soil, then that can cause your plant’s roots to rot. To avoid root rot, you should only water your plant when scorched. You can check for dryness using your finger.

Other than that, bacterial growth in your plant may suffer from Pseudomonas Leaf spot. This can cause a reddish-brown spot on the leaves and distort them. To treat this problem, it is best to cut off the damaged leaves so that the bacterium does not spread.

Pruning 

This plant does not require you to prune it very frequently. All you need to do is to keep an eye out for all the damaged and wilted leaves. Removing them from the plant will help improve your plant’s growth, as only the healthy parts of the plant will get the nutrients.

Propagation

You can propagate the Peacock plant when it grows big. You can multiply it by root division. You can do it during the springtime as that’s when the plant is waking up and is in its active growth period. Be sure to separate it naturally.

Potting / Repotting

You can re-pot the plant during the spring and fall. It is best to re-pot the plant every two years or if you think the pot is full of roots. Choose a slightly bigger pot for the re-potting.

12 reviews for Calathea ‘Dottie’

  1. Guy G. (verified owner)

  2. Kathy Knight (verified owner)

    Dottie doesn’t like the pix! Most of the leaves are folded in half.

  3. Suzanne Marks (verified owner)

    This is truly the most beautiful houseplant I have ever owned. It showed up in perfect condition. I like that it is rather unusual in shape and color. Very Happy!

  4. Jess W. (verified owner)

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  7. Susan L. (verified owner)

    All the plants arrived beautiful and lush and much larger than I expected. In fact, I had to get larger decorative planters.

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  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Bit smaller than I expected. Well packed

  10. maggee s. (verified owner)

    beautiful, healthy plant with striking pink. lovingly packed.

  11. ANDREA CASTRO (verified owner)

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