How to Care for a Pinstripe Plant

How to Care for a Pinstripe Plant

Use these instructions to care for a Pinstripe Plant. This guide will tell you how to water your Pinstripe Plant; its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.



LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
This gorgeous tropical prefers bright, but indirect light. This Calathea variety is not adapted to growing in low light and direct sunlight will burn its leaves.

WATER REQUIREMENTS
For best results, maintain a regular watering schedule and keep your Pinstripe Plant moist, but not wet or saturated. This is not a drought tolerant indoor plant, however, the top of the soil should be allowed to dry out a little between waterings. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges. Overwatering will cause the plant to wilt, and it will recover slowly.

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE
Like many tropical indoor plants, the Pinstripe Plant prefers a spot with ample humidity. Mist the leaves twice per week with room temperature water. Your bathroom or kitchen can be the perfect spot for your plant because these areas tend to be more humid.

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE
This plant enjoys the warmth, preferably between 65-85 degrees. Maintain indoor temperatures above 60 degrees and avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

PLANT FOOD
For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary during the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

ADDITIONAL CARE
If you notice a tip or edge burn often with a yellowish hue at the edge, especially on older leaves, it could be due to your tap water. To solve this, allow your tap water to stand overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. Do not use any shine products on the leaves, instead, clean leaves occasionally with a damp cloth.

TOXICITY
Calatheas are non-poisonous to humans and pets.