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**Calathea roseopicta 'Rosy'**, also known as Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie', is a beautiful tropical plant known for its striking, colorful foliage. Here are some care tips to help your Calathea 'Rose Purple' thrive:

### Light
- **Bright, Indirect Light**: Calathea 'Rose Purple' prefers bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while too little light can cause the vibrant colors to fade.
- **Low to Medium Light**: This plant can tolerate lower light conditions but will do best in moderate indirect light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight.

### Watering
- **Consistent Moisture**: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
- **Avoid Overwatering**: Overwatering can lead to root rot. Ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom.
- **Use Room Temperature Water**: Calatheas are sensitive to cold water, so use room temperature water when watering.

### Humidity
- **High Humidity**: Calathea 'Rose Purple' thrives in high humidity environments, ideally around 60-70% or higher.
- **Increase Humidity**: Use a humidifier, place the plant on a tray with wet pebbles, or mist the leaves regularly, especially in dry indoor environments. Grouping plants together can also help raise humidity levels.

### Temperature
- **Warm Temperatures**: Ideal temperatures range from 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 60°F (15°C) and keep it away from drafts, heaters, and air conditioners.

### Soil
- **Well-Draining Soil**: Use a light, well-draining potting mix. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and regular potting soil works well. Adding some orchid bark can also help with drainage.

### Fertilization
- **Balanced Fertilizer**: Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). 
- **Reduce Fertilization in Winter**: Fertilize less frequently during the fall and winter months when the plant's growth slows down.

### Pruning and Maintenance
- **Regular Pruning**: Remove any dead, damaged, or yellowing leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and encourage new growth.
- **Clean Leaves**: Wipe the leaves occasionally with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep the plant healthy.

### Repotting
- **Repot Every 1-2 Years**: Repot the plant every 1-2 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one.
- **Refresh the Soil**: Repotting also provides an opportunity to refresh the soil and provide new nutrients.

### Pests and Diseases
- **Watch for Pests**: Common pests include spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.
- **Prevent Diseases**: Ensure good air circulation and proper watering practices to prevent fungal diseases like root rot and leaf spot. Avoid getting water on the leaves to prevent fungal infections.

By following these care tips, your Calathea 'Rose Purple' should thrive and bring a touch of tropical beauty to your indoor space.

Calathea roseopicta 'Rosy'

SKU: CalaRosePicRosy
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