Calathea Dottie

Calathea Dottie Care Guide


Calathea Dottie prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves and cause them to develop brown spots or edges. In lower light conditions, the plant may become leggy and lose its vibrant coloration.


Water Calathea Dottie when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Use room temperature water and water thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain away. It's important to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause the leaves to curl and brown.


Maintain high humidity levels, ideally between 60-70%. Use a humidifier, pebble tray, or mist the leaves regularly to increase humidity, especially in dry indoor environments.


Keep Calathea Dottie in a warm environment with temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C) during the day and no lower than 60°F (15°C) at night. Avoid placing the plant near cold drafts, air conditioning vents, or heaters, as sudden temperature fluctuations can cause stress and leaf damage.


Feed Calathea Dottie with a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen to promote lush, green growth. Avoid fertilizing during the winter months when the plant is dormant.


Calathea Dottie is non-toxic to pets and humans, making it a safe choice for pet owners and households with children.

Additional Care Information

Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure good aeration and prevent waterlogging. Calathea Dottie appreciates high humidity, so consider grouping it with other plants or placing it in a bathroom or kitchen where humidity levels are naturally higher. Rotate the plant regularly to ensure even growth and prevent it from leaning towards the light source.


Brown Leaf Edges: Brown or crispy leaf edges can be caused by low humidity, overfertilization, or inconsistent watering. Increase humidity levels, adjust your watering routine, and flush the soil to remove excess salts. Leaf Curling: Curling or drooping leaves can indicate underwatering, low humidity, or temperature stress. Ensure the plant is receiving adequate water and humidity, and check the temperature to maintain optimal growing conditions. Yellow Leaves: Yellowing leaves may be a sign of overwatering, underwatering, or nutrient deficiencies. Adjust your watering routine, check the soil moisture, and consider fertilizing if the plant is not receiving enough nutrients.

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