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Calathea 'Dottie'/Dottie Calathea

Calathea 'Dottie' / Calathea 'Dottie'
Striking burgundy red foliage with bright neon-pink veins
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Striking burgundy red foliage with bright neon-pink veins

Close-up image of foliage showing equally attractive red undersides of the leaves

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Scientific Name: Calathea 'Dottie'
Common Name: Dottie Calathea
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories:
Comments: The calatheas as a group are grown primarily for their attractive and quite distinctive tropical foliage with unusual leaf color patterns. This tropical perennial produces clumps of very large leaves with various color markings. Summer and fall flowers are not real significant. Plants will overwinter in the ground in relatively mild climates. This perennial is an excellent choice for growing in containers where plants can be viewed up close for their attractive foliage. Provide morning sun and a moist, fertile soil. Protect from freezing temperatures. Sometime used as a ground cover in limited amounts in protected positions in the garden.