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Calathea Dottie | Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie'
Calathea Dottie | Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie'

Calathea Dottie

Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie'

Regular price £22.00 £0.00

The Dottie is a tropical long-life plant from South America. With rich deep purple leaves and pink detailing, this plant has an unusual sultriness which is very calming. Their leaves grow in tight scrolls and unfurl as they grow. They begin green and deepen as the plant matures.  

Originating from the rain forests of Central and South America, the Dottie likes indirect light, warmth and humidity (which can be replicated through misting).

Growing pot size: 14cm diameter, 13cm height.

Pets: Safe for all

Does not include ceramic pot.

Looking for pots?

I fit best in 14cm pots.

Looking for care information?

Why not search our Plantcare from A-Z guide and Green Room blog for helpful information, hints and tips.

How to care for a Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion'

Medium Light

Medium Light

I like part-shaded areas in a well- lit room or a spot near a north- facing window where I won’t get sunlight

Medium Watering

Medium Watering

Wait for the top 2-5cm of my soil to dry out between waterings. This is roughly every 7 days in summer and 10 days in winter

Care

Care

Wipe my leaves gently with a soft damp cloth to remove any dust that collects. This helps me photosynthesise and thrive

Care

Care

I come from a humid environment so please mist me or group me with other plants to keep my leaves looking fresh

How this Calathea cares for you

Transpiring

Transpiring

I add humidity to your home, helping relieve respiratory complaints and issues related to dry air

Purifying

Purifying

I absorb toxins such as VOCs and expel clean oxygen into your home, making the air you breathe safer

Pattern

Pattern

My naturally occurring fractal patterns activate your alpha response, putting you in a relaxed yet wakeful state

Boost

Boost

I am fussy by nature, so I need a little extra attention. This kind of active plant care can support gray matter in your brain

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About the Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie'

The Calathea roseopicta 'Dottie' is one of several varieties of Calathea roseopicta, which itself is a species within the wide-ranging Calathea genus. 

Calatheas are relatively easy to care for, but they like a little extra attention. As these plants are native to the rain forest, they need indirect light, warmth and humidity to grow well. If you're lacking humidity, you can replicate it by misting your plant once every few days with a spray bottle. 

This kind of active plant care can help you access the wellbeing benefits associated with plants, such as lower stress levels, improved mood and superior mental clarity.  

With their expansive leaves, Calatheas are excellent air-purifiers. Also known as 'prayer plants', they open their leaves in the day and close them at night. As such, we recommend Calatheas as a plant to keep in the bedroom: their peaceful leaves, oxygenating properties and humidifying capabilities will help you drift off at night and feel refreshed in the morning!