Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Pinstripe, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs.
Calathea Pinstripe Care Summary
|Light needs:||Bright indirect sunlight.|
|Watering needs:||Keep moist but not soaking wet. Check soil twice a week and water if top 50% of soil is dry.|
|Fertilizer:||Use a well diluted balanced fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks in spring and summer.|
|Soil:||75% potting compost and 25% perlite.|
|Where to buy:||Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.|
|Other names:||Goeppertia ornata, calathea ornata.|
|Common issues:||Leaf curling from lack of humidity.|
The Calathea Pinstripe is known for it’s dark green leaves with thin light green striping.
They prefer bright indirect sunlight. Do not let them get burned by direct sun though.
How Often To Water Calathea Pinstripe
Calatheas should be kept moist but not soaking wet. They are a bit fussy in this regard. So check the soil twice a week and water it if the top 50% of soil is dry.
Use a well diluted balanced fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks in spring and summer. Do not feed in winter.
They need well draining soil so the roots don’t get water logged. Get a good potting compost and mix perlite with it so that about q quarter of the mix is perlite.
When to Repot Calathea Pinstripe
They should be potted up to a bigger pot size if the root get crowded, check them a Easter time before the main growing season.
Give them 60% humidity an they will tan you for it. They love to be humid.
Aim for 18-27°C (65-80°F) as a daytime range. And at night, aim for a minimum temperature of 10°C (50°F).
How to Propagate Calathea Pinstripe
Wait until the plant has grown and widened, then take it out of it’s pot and divide it up into two or more separate plants. Be careful you do not excessively damage the plant as you divide them up.
Calathea Pinstripe Leaves Curling
They curl up when dry, so make sure the plant has high humidity. And also check it is watered well.
Calathea Pinstripe Brown Tips
The leaves can get brown tips due to fertilizer burn or due to water which is too hard. Calatheas are very sensitive to tap water, so make sure you filter it first.
How Big Do Calathea Pinstripe Get?
They can grow to a meter tall (over 3 feet).
Calathea Pinstripe Vs White Star
The white star has more light green than dark green and the pinstripe has more dark green than light green on its leaves.
Goeppertia ornata, calathea ornata.
Where To Buy
Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
FAQs and Common Problems
Common issues are lack of humidity causing leaf curling, as well as over or underwatering. They can be a bit fussy so you need to stay on top of their humidity and watering needs.
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