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PlantFiles: Calathea
Calathea 'Dottie'

Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Calathea (ka-LAY-thee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Dottie

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive amazondoc On Sep 5, 2006, amazondoc from Lebanon, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is one of my favorite calatheas. I love the rich dark leaf background with the rich pink detailing. Calatheas are a bit picky, especially in the winter, but IMHO they deserve to be much more popular.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Austin, Texas
Burleson, Texas

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