Calathea Pinstripe

Calathea Pinstripe Care Guide


Calathea Pinstripe prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light conditions but avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this can cause its leaves to fade or scorch. A north or east-facing window is ideal. If placed near a south or west-facing window, ensure it is shielded by a sheer curtain to filter the intense sunlight.


Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while underwatering can cause the leaves to curl and brown. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Use room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant. Ensure that the pot has drainage holes to allow excess water to escape.


Calathea Pinstripe thrives in high humidity environments. Aim for a humidity level of at least 50%. You can maintain humidity by placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water, grouping it with other plants, or by using a humidifier. Mist the plant occasionally, especially during dry winter months.


The ideal temperature range for Calathea Pinstripe is between 65-75°F (18-24°C) during the day. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 60°F (15°C) as it is sensitive to cold drafts.


Use a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength during the growing season (spring and summer). Apply fertilizer once a month. Avoid fertilizing during the dormant season (fall and winter) as the plant's growth slows down.


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

Additional Care Information

Repot the Calathea Pinstripe every 1-2 years using a well-draining potting mix. Prune any yellow or brown leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and health. Calathea Pinstripe is sensitive to salts and minerals in tap water. Use filtered or distilled water to avoid mineral buildup in the soil.


Brown leaf edges or tips: This is often due to low humidity or inconsistent watering. Increase humidity levels and check the soil moisture regularly. Leaf curling: This can indicate both overwatering and underwatering. Adjust your watering schedule accordingly. Leaf yellowing or browning: This can be a sign of too much direct light, low humidity, or improper watering. Adjust the plant's location and care routine to address these issues. Pest infestations: While Calathea Pinstripe is generally resistant to pests, occasional infestations can occur. Treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap to control the pests.

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