Calathea Exotica/Setosa (Calathea majestica 'Exotica')

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Calathea majestica 'Exotica'
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 1-2 feet apart
Sunlight Partial to Full Shade
Temperature Tolerance 60-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Twice a week)
Growth Rate Slow
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

How to Grow

Grow Calathea Exotica in bright, indirect light indoors. Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy. Mist regularly to increase humidity around your plant. Fertilize monthly during the growing season.

Care Tips

Water when the top inch of soil becomes dry. Feed monthly spring through fall with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Keep away from hot or cold drafts. Ideal temps are 60-80°F.


Calathea Exotica brings a vibrant, tropical look to indoor spaces like living rooms, offices, and bedrooms. Its colorful leaves complement both traditional and modern decor.

Planting Tips

Repot Calathea Exotica in early spring as needed. Choose a pot one size larger with drainage holes. Use a quality potting mix for houseplants. Take care not to damage roots.


Remove dead leaves and spent flowers to maintain your plant's appearance. Wipe leaves regularly with a damp cloth to keep dust free. Rotate occasionally for even growth.

Pests & Diseases

Watch for spider mites, aphids, and mealybugs. Improve air circulation. Treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap sprays. Avoid overwatering which can lead to root rot.



Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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