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Sunday, 8 November 2015

GROWING CALATHEA ROSEOPICTA IN MY GARDEN.

I have this evergreen plant with me but I didn't know its name. I have to seek the help of some gardening experts to get the proper name for this plant. I was told that this is the Calathea Roseopicta plant.
The leaves are oval in shape. They are dark green with cream markings.
Calathea Roseopicta are grown for their beautiful foliage. 
The underside of the leaves are reddish purple.
When my plant was exposed to half day sun, I noticed that the leaves will curl up from side to side when the sun set. Could this be the same as the Prayer Plant. 
But when I moved the plant to the new place, the leaves do not always fold up when the sun set.
I placed it below on the pedal of this sewing machine stand placed under my porch which is away from direct sunlight. On top is my Begonia plant.
After being shifted to this new place, it seems to grow better.
The leaves seem to grow greener and larger.
It grows well in moist soil with good water drainage.
I fertilize the plant one in 2 or 3 weeks.
Both my Begonia and Calathea Roseopicta doing well.
Propagation of this plant is through division of the plants, separating the whole plants together with the roots. 
Lack of soil moisture or too much sun may cause browning of the leaves tips.

If you are angry, don't sin by nursing your grudge.

Don't let the sun go down with you still angry -

get over it quickly; for when you are angry,

you give a mighty foothold to the devil.

(Ephesians 4:26-27, TLB)

34 comments:

  1. Nancy I love evergreen plants in Poland we also have some species. Have a sunny Sunday.

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. Have a wonderful new week!

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  2. To me, plant is plant, i do not know the name of plant...

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    1. Sharon, I too didn't know much about the names of plant but I am now learning about them. Have a wonderful new week!

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  3. Hi Nancy,
    The beauty of nature ...the plant curl up from side to side (like folding) when sunset ... it somehow reminds me of 'touch me not'. Oh that antique sewing machine ... seeing the pedal of the sewing machine stand really brings back some fond childhood memories!

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    1. Thank you, Karen. I too remember the 'touch me not' and its flowers are very pretty. I am still using the antique sewing machine petal and the spare one I used as flower stand. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  4. Hello Nancy, another pretty plant. I like the gorgeous green leaves. Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a lovely Monday!

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  5. Healthy looking plants :) you always have green fingers

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    1. Thank you, Elin. Have a happy Monday!

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  6. I learn so much from your posts, my dear friend. I know very little to nothing about plants. They are beautiful, I love the designs! :)

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    1. Thank you, Linda. Have a great Monday!

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  7. Just by looking at the green leaves I wouldn't be able to guess that the underside is purple. Hope you had a good weekend and may you have a good week ahead.

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    1. Thank you, Mun. The underside is only exposed when the leaves curl up. Have a beautiful Monday!

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  8. Pretty plants. Both.
    Some plants don't like the bright sun, another does... that we have to learn -

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    1. Thank you, Mascha. I get to learn more about plants as I spend more time in the garden. Just like getting to know somebody, we have to spend time with the person. We get to know their likes and dislikes. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  9. I'm not very knowledgeable on plants, but I do know that you have a fabulous green thumb.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. Have a exciting Monday!

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  10. Your green plant might be related to the prayer plant but I don't know for sure. It has beautiful markings on the leaves and looks very healthy.

    Hugs,
    JB

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    1. Thank you, Julia. Have a wonderful Monday!

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  11. Interesting patterns in the leaves.

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    1. Thank you, William. Have a great Monday!

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  12. I am also zero in names of plants. I love both types of leave above & they look so healthy. I should have not thrown away my old sewing machine but made use like what you did. So creative.

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    1. Thank you, Irene. Those days I used to throw away a lot of things and regretted later. Now must think before I throw the things. Have a happy Monday!

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    1. Thank you, KB. Have a beautiful Monday!

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  14. You really got green fingers, Nancy!

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    1. Thank you, Claire. Have a joyous Monday!

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  15. That white sewing machine is such a perfect setting for this plant!

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    1. Thank you, Stacy. Have a fabulous week!

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  16. You have such beautiful plants...always fun to watch things grow.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I too love watching the plants grow and bloom. Tending to the garden is tedious.but the reward is great. Have a beautiful day!

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  17. medallion?
    small leaves match small leaf...
    https://zimmerpflanzen.ws/korbmarante-calathea-roseopicta/

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    1. Thank you for the visit. It doesn't look exactly like medallion. The one in the link you gave looks much more beautiful.

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