Calathea vittata has stunning bright green foliage with creamy white stripes that look as if they were painted. Like other varieties of Calathea, expect the leaves to open and close with the time of day. The Vittata makes a great indoor houseplant for shelves, window sills, or desks.
- These plants need filtered or dappled sunlight. You would want to place them in a well-lit room with windows, but away from direct light. A sunny window with sheer curtains is also a good idea.
- Plants with medium or moderate water needs should be watered when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. We encourage allowing tap water to sit for 24 hours before using. This allows some of the chlorine to dissipate.
- Calathea do not require a lot of fertilizer. Apply in spring, summer, and fall only. Use a balanced fertilizer 20-20-20 NPK. If you are in doubt about fertilizing then don't worry about using it.