- Light: Bright, indirect light.
- Water: Keep soil lightly moist at all times. They like high humidity, at least 60%. It is best to use distilled water or rainwater because they are sensitive to salts and fluoride.
The Rose Painted Calathea features green elliptic leaves with pinkish colored stripes from the midrib. The midrib is also pinkish in color, although this and the stripes will turn white when the plant matures. These leaves fold up slightly when night time arrives which gives a grower the additional feeling of the plant being alive.