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Calathea Roseopicta

Calathea Roseopicta, often known as the "Rose-Painted Calathea" or "Medallion Calathea," is a stunning and popular houseplant known for its striking foliage. To ensure your Calathea Roseopicta stays healthy and looks its best, follow these care tips:

1. Light:
- Provide bright, indirect light for your Calathea Roseopicta. It thrives in filtered or dappled sunlight.
- Protect the plant from direct sun exposure, as this can cause its leaves to fade or scorch.

2. Temperature:
- Maintain a warm and consistent environment. Calathea Roseopicta prefers temperatures between 18°C to 24°C.

3. Humidity:
- Calathea Roseopicta requires high humidity to thrive. Aim for humidity levels above 50%.
- Increase humidity by misting the plant regularly, using a humidity tray with water and pebbles, or placing a humidifier nearby.

4. Watering:
- Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels slightly dry to the touch.
- Use room-temperature water, and ensure that the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot.
- Reduce watering in the winter when the plant's growth slows down.

5. Soil:
- Plant your Calathea Roseopicta in a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture. 
- Repot your plant every couple of years or when it becomes root-bound.

6. Fertilisation:
- Feed your Calathea Roseopicta with a balanced, liquid houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring through summer).
- Avoid over-fertilization, as this can harm the plant.

7. Pruning:
- Prune dead or damaged foliage just above soil level to keep your plant looking its best and to reduce risk of pests or disease.

By following these care tips, you can enjoy the beauty of your Calathea Roseopicta and help it thrive in your home.