Calathea orbifolia

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 15cm+ opening

Plant Care: Houseplant Focus Nutrition

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Calathea orbifolia is a beautiful houseplant highly sought after due to the exquisite beauty of its large, round leaves and its air-purifying qualities. This beautiful foliage is subtly striped with pale silver-green markings, with the undersides of the leaf also being a pale silver-green.

The Calathea orbifolia is bound to add dramatic interest to your houseplant collections and is very much on trend.

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Calathea orbifolia Plant Care & Info Guide

Light: Calathea need plenty of diffused light however direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose their markings. They can tolerate some degree of shade, but the better the light conditions, the more you will be rewarded by fine foliage. Experiment in your home to find the perfect spot for your plant.

Water: Calathea must be kept in damp soil at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil. Think little and often as a watering policy.

Temperature: Prefers warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Avoid draughts and ensure the plant has reasonable ventilation.

Humidity: High humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower room or kitchen from time to time to give an extra boost.

Feed: Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition

Care tips: Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove accumulated dust. Do not use leaf shine as this will damage the foliage. Brown tips may occur.

Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height up to 100cm. Calathea orbifolia is a moderately fast growing houseplant. Leaves can grow to 30cm in width.

Origin: Tropical Americas.

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