Ruby The Calathea Roseopicta

CALATHEA ROSEOPICTA LIGHTING

Ruby likes medium to bright indirect. She doesn't like direct light as this will burn her leaves. She will also tolerate shade and low light conditions making her an easy choice for most people.

 

WATERING YOU CALATHEA ROSEOPICTA

In the summer from March to September keep Ruby's soil moist, we recommend watering twice a week. Watering Wednesday and Soak Sunday.

 In the winter from October to February reduce watering to once a week. Houseplant watering guide

Use rain or distilled water to make Ruby extra happy.

 

HUMIDITY FOR YOUR CALATHEA ROSEOPICTA

Ruby likes room humidity to be around 60%. Normal room humidity is around 40-50%. To increase humidity you can use a Humidifier, place Ruby next to other houseplants or you can fill a saucer with pebbles and water, place Ruby on top of this.

 

CALATHEA ROSEOPICTA FERTILISER

From March to August give Ruby some houseplant fertiliser every month when watering.

 

REPOTTING YOUR CALATHEA ROSEOPICTA PLANT

When the roots start to grow out of the bottom opening of the pot, it is time to put Ruby into a larger pot

 

CALATHEA ROSEOPICTA CARE PROBLEMS

  • Browning leaves, not enough humidity or water is too hard. Use rainwater or distilled.

  • If Ruby starts to look a bit shabby, you can cut some of her leaves off to promote new growth.