• Calathea Dottie
  • Calathea Dottie

Calathea Dottie

The Calathea Dottie symbolizes each day’s novelty and nature’s beauty, wrapped up in an elegant contrast of bright pink against deep green hues. Watch this petite plant grow into your collection for a lifetime.

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The Calathea Dottie will tolerate low to bright and indirect light levels. They’ll enjoy placement at the interior of bright rooms, placed away from direct light and windows. The leaf pattern will dull or bleach under improper light.

WATER

Keep soil consistently moist but not wet. Water well when the topsoil has dried 1-2 inches and use room temperature, non-tap water. Reduce frequency during fall and winter.

AIR

Mimic a tropical environment with temperatures between 65º-75º and a high moisture content. Most indoor air will require extra humidity in order for the Calathea to thrive. Provide a regular boost of humidity by:


  • Adding a humidifier nearby
  • Creating a pebble tray that lives underneath the pot
  • Misting the leaves 3-5x per week with non-tap water
  • Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, if lighting is suitable

PET FRIENDLY

The Calathea Dottie is safe for cats and dogs. 

AESTHETIC

The Calathea family is native to tropical Brazil and the Dottie is a rare hybrid Calathea, adapted to grow under natural conditions of humid, warm air with speckled sunshine. The dark green oval leaves are contrasted by bright pink variegations. A healthy + happy Dottie will expand and shut its leaves in response to day and night, showing off a pinkish underside. These compact plants grow up to 1 foot in height.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 


  • Lower stress levels
  • Improved mood
  • Superior mental clarity and focus

Calathea plants are excellent air purifiers. They cleanse the air of indoor toxins, produce oxygen, and their humidifying capabilities will help you sleep + breathe better. Keep their leaves free of dust for optimal photosynthesis and oxygen production.

SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATIONS

Calathea plants symbolize new beginnings. The daily act of expanding its leaves with the light reminds us to approach each day with a fresh heart and mind. 


Calathea Dottie makes a lovely gift to mark the start of new chapters and life transitions. 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy • Intermediate • Experienced 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Arriving to you in careful packaging:


  • Live Calathea Dottie 
  • Temporary 4-inch nursery pot
  • Care card with tips for success

OUR RECS

We recommend a ceramic planter with a drainage hole to provide ideal moisture balance for your Calathea. When repotting, keep your plant in a planter of the same size or no more than 2 inches larger.  


Ideal soil amendments include combining coco coir, sand, and/or perlite with your standard potting mix.