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Calathea Ornata 'Beauty Star'

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What To Expect

You will receive a healthy plant that meets our strict quality standards in a nursery pot size of your choosing. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos. We offer a plant health guarantee on all of our plants! Please see our Shipping Policy and Refund Policy for more information. We also include shipping heat packs at no charge as needed during cold weather. Still have questions? Check out our FAQ or Contact Us!


The Calathea Ornata 'Beauty Star' is a popular and easy to care for variety of Calathea, known for it's white, pink and sometimes silver striped foliage on colorful green leaves. The underside of each leaf displays a deep purple or maroon color. The Beauty Star prefers bright indirect light for best growth and color yet can tolerate periods of partial shade. The soil should be kept evenly moist (yet not water-logged) during the warmer months and allowed to partially (yet not completely) dry out between waterings during colder months. Avoid direct sun. For those who are new to Calathea, we highly recommend adding a Beauty Star to your collection!

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Calathea Ornata
  • Common Name: Beauty Star
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Native Range: South Ameria

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light Preference: Medium Light, Low/Shade, Bright/Indirect
  • Water Frequency: High/Moist. Thrives in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Allow the surface of the soil to slightly dry out between watering. These plants can be sensitive to hard water or water that has too many additives. We recommend using filtered tap water or rain water
  • Humidity Preference: High
  • Temperature: Prefers warmth; 60-85F
  • Soil Type: Regular potting mix, Peaty mix, Airy and slightly acidic
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every couple of weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Root division 
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy. Can grow up to 2' tall and generally prefers to be repotted every two years
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets