John&Jacq~s Garden

Calathea roseopicta ‘Dottie’ with dazzling pink markings

Calathea roseopicta cv. Dottie (Rose-painted Calathea Dottie)

Our potted Dracaena reflexa – ‘Song of India’ that was located at the courtyard was unhappy and breathed its last recently.

Thus, there’s a vacant space and we needed a replacement plant. This gave us an opportunity to go plant-shoping, a joyful adventure for any passionate gardener. ;-)

Ta-da… we happily took home a pot of Calathea roseo picta ‘Dottie’ that cost us only RM15. Its beauty was simply irresistible!

The vivid pink markings on the dark black-green leaves captivated and dazzled us so! Even the new emerging leaf had the distinct bright pink markings.

It was mutual love at first sight… we wanted it and it wanted us!

Reaching home, I quickly replanted this treasured beauty into a new pot and located it at our courtyard where mostly variegated plants that love semi-shade dwell. Gosh, it really stands out amongst the greens!

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Last edit: June 15, 2016