Dottie has deep-green foliage that looks almost black with fuschia pink outlines on each leaf. Calathea Roseopicta Dottie is an evergreen perennial, indoor house plant that grows to 6 to 12 inches tall and spread as wide. The leaves are glossy, with an entire and wavy margin. The leaf surfaces are colored very dark black-green and its midrib beautifully marked with a distinctive bright pink that also encircles the leaf about 1-2 cm from the margin. These beautiful markings remain vivid pink even as the plant matures. Recently emerged leaves are slightly lighter in colour. Leaf’s underside is purple.
During the summer months the Calathea Dottie is known to produce small white blooms of flowers. However these will rarely appear when they are kept as an indoor plant. If your plant is kept in the correct conditions and is fed with a good quality fertilizer regularly, you could get your plant to bloom.
This plant can’t handle direct sunlight and needs to be placed in a spot that receives bright but indirect light. Unlike many tropicals, this plant can survive in low-light environments. The soil for a Dottie needs to be slightly moist or damp but not wet. It is important to fertilize them during the growing season.