Introducing the Calathea 'Dottie' - A Vibrant Foliage Marvel for Your Indoor Sanctuary
Botanical Name: Calathea 'Dottie'
Common Name: Dottie Calathea
Plant Origin: Cultivated hybrid
Description of the Foliage: The Calathea 'Dottie' is a vibrant foliage marvel known for its striking and colorful leaves. Its oval-shaped leaves feature a rich, deep purple color with contrasting pink stripes and veining. The bold and lively foliage of the 'Dottie' Calathea adds a burst of color and energy to your indoor space.
Why Choose This Product and Why Does It Make a Good Houseplant and Office Plant?
Vibrant Elegance: The 'Dottie' Calathea's bold foliage adds a lively and colorful touch to your interior decor, creating a captivating focal point.
Low Light Tolerance: It thrives in low to moderate light conditions, making it suitable for spaces with limited natural light.
Air Purification: This Calathea variety excels at removing indoor pollutants, contributing to a healthier indoor environment.
Natural Vibrancy: Its unique appearance and calming presence can reduce stress and enhance overall well-being.
Plant Care Guide:
1. Light Requirements:
Foot Candle: 50-150 foot candles
Place your Calathea 'Dottie' in low to moderate indirect light. It can tolerate lower light conditions but avoid direct sunlight, which can harm the leaves.
Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Use room-temperature water to avoid shocking the plant.
3. Temperature and Humidity:
Maintain a temperature range of 65-75°F (18-24°C). The 'Dottie' Calathea appreciates moderate to high humidity levels, so consider using a humidifier or misting the leaves regularly.
4. Soil and Fertilization:
Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Fertilize your Calathea 'Dottie' every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer.
5. Pruning and Maintenance:
Trim any yellowing or damaged leaves to encourage new growth. Gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and maintain their vibrant appearance.
Calathea 'Dottie' is non-toxic and safe for pets and children.
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