Calathea Rosy aka Calathea Roseopicta 'Rosy' is particularly eye-catching due to its dark green and pink leaves. Their leaves unfurl a lighter green and darken to almost black as they age. Like most members of the Marantaceae or "Prayer Plant" family, Calathea Roseopicta 'Rosy' has a habit of opening and closing its leaves as day transitions to night.
They do not need to see the sun directly. But filtered sunlight through glass is fine. Keep them away from intense direct sun. They thrive in medium to bright light, but can tolerate low light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window.
Allow the soil to dry out halfway before watering. Typically when you see the surface of the soil is dry, it's safe to give them a water.
These plants need high maintenance. Keep guarded from direct sun and mist periodically to increase humidity around the plant and keep its leaves lush. Set on a pebble tray to add extra humidity and keep leaves from crisping.
Safe for cats and dogs.
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