Calathea Pinstripe
Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Calathea Pinstripe

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.
Humidity:60%.
Temperature:18-27°C (65-80°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Goeppertia ornata, calathea ornata.
Common issues: Leaf curling from lack of humidity.

Introduction

The Calathea Pinstripe is known for it’s dark green leaves with thin light green striping.

See also: Calathea Musaica, Calathea Beauty Star, Calathea Freddie, Calathea Zebrina.

Light Needs

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.

Fertilizer

Use a well diluted balanced fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks in spring and summer. Do not feed in winter.

Soil

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.

Humidity

Give them 60% humidity an they will tan you for it. They love to be humid.

Temperature

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.

Other Names

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.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Calathea Musaica, Calathea Beauty Star, Calathea Freddie, Calathea Zebrina.

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