Calathea Ornata / M
Get it Planted: Without pot
A real stunner, the Calathea Ornata or "Pinstripe Plant" has delicate diagonal stripes in vibrant pink and white on its green leaves. The stripes appear to be painted on, but the colored patterning is very much real! It's grown that way, baby! The underside of the leaves gives bonus beauty with their velvety deep burgundy coloring.
Grows best in medium to bright indirect light - Avoid direct sun
Keep evenly moist, water when top 1-2 inches are dry - Do not allow to fully dry out - Loves purified water & high humidity
Air Purifying - Absorbs pollutants
Pet Friendly - Nontoxic
Sits 14-18" tall by 9-14" wide In a 6" grow pot
Calatheas love humidity, so mist them occasionally or leave them in a tray of pebbles and water. Keep away from AC and heat drafts. Another sign to look for when thirsty is closed leaves during the daytime. To ensure glossy new growth, allow plant water to sit out overnight, or use pruified water. Calathea have different metabolisms from other plants, and aren't able to handle all the chemicals typically found in tap water.
Native to South America and a member of the Marantaceae family, which includes the Arrowroot plant. These plants grow under the shade of larger canopied plants in the rainforest. Also known as "Prayer Plants", the leaves spread out during the day to maximise sunlight, and then retract at night.
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