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Calathea ornata

Regular price €17.50 EUR
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Calathea ornata, or the Pinstripe Calathea has glossy, dark green leaves with evenly-spaced, pale pink stripes. However, the beautiful pattern on the foliage is not its only redeeming feature. The growth habit of the plant is such that it strikes a lovely, elegant pose that reveal the purple underside to the leaves.

Light: This plant enjoys medium light levels, so should thrive near an east or west-facing window. It will tolerate a south-facing room, as long as any direct sunlight is filtered. It can adapt to lower light levels though, so if that's all you've got, this is a great plant for you!

Water: Likes consistently moist, but not soggy compost. As a general rule of thumb, water when the top two inches of compost are dry. Fertilise every other week during the growing season.

Air: Prefers warmer air (15-29ºC) and higher humidity, so mist the foliage between waterings, sit the plant on a tray of watered pebbles or use a humidifier. This is a South American rainforest plant, after all!

When repotting, use a well-draining houseplant potting mix, even adding some perlite to ensure adequate drainage.

Pot size: D14cm x H12cm Plant size: approximately W40cm x H50cm

We stock a wide range of indoor plants in our Clare Street and Monkstown shops. We ony have a small selection of indoor plants available online. Decorative pots shown in photos are not included.