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Scientific Name: Calathea roseopicta
Pronunciation: ka-LAY-thee-uh ROE-zee-oh-PICK-uh
Common Name: calathea
Family Name: Marantaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Foliage is dark green with white vein-like patterns, and is fuzzy.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Mounded
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Origin: Central America, South America
Hardiness Rating: Zone 11: (above 4 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars shown may include C. 'Medallion'. Note: some cultivars may look very similar to C. veitchiana.
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Summer: Green, Dark-green, Green-yellow, Pink, Dark-red, Striking coloration: Green-dark green bands above, pink stripe around margin; lower surface dark red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Bilabiate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): White, Violet, Blue
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Aerial or climbing roots , Fleshy monocot roots, Rhizomes

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Bacterial leaf spot, Mealybugs, Mites, Root rot, Scale insects,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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