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Calathea Ornata 'Pinstripe' Prayer Plant


Introducing the Calathea Ornata, renowned as the 'Pinstripe Calathea' for its captivating dark green leaves adorned with vibrant electric pink stripes, resembling precise brush strokes. A visual marvel, each leaf boasts reddish-purple undersides, characteristic of its lineage within the Prayer Plant family, known for their diurnal leaf movements, delicately folding up and inward with the sun's progression. This botanical gem thrives in bright, indirect light and flourishes in environments with high humidity levels to maintain the health and vibrancy of its foliage.

Key Features:

  • Botanical Name: Calathea Ornata
  • Pronunciation: ka-LAH-thee-uh
  • Common Names: Striped Calathea, Pin-stripe Calathea, Pinstripe Calathea, Prayer plant
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Native Range: South America (Colombia, Venezuela)

Product Details:

  • Light Preference: Flourishes in medium to low light conditions, with bright, indirect light being optimal.
  • Watering Frequency: Requires frequent watering to maintain high moisture levels in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Allow the soil surface to slightly dry between watering sessions to prevent overwatering.
  • Humidity Preference: Thrives in environments with high humidity levels.
  • Temperature: Prefers warmth within the range of 60-85°F.
  • Soil Type: Flourishes in regular potting mix or peaty mix with slightly acidic, airy properties.
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves.
  • Feeding: Fertilize every couple of weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during the active growing seasons of spring and summer.
  • Propagation: Propagate through root division.
  • Growth Habit: Exhibits an upright, bushy growth pattern, reaching heights of up to 2 feet; generally benefits from repotting every two years.
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets; however, exercise caution with children and pets around all plants.

Enrich your indoor oasis with the captivating allure of the Calathea Ornata, a botanical masterpiece that adds a touch of elegance and vibrancy to any living space while ensuring the safety of your beloved pets.