Calathea Ornata, also known as pinstripe has very dark almost black foliage that is lined with symmetric pink stripes. Most people when seeing this plant for the first time ask whether it is real. Ornata is one of the most ornamental house plants of the popular Calathea genus. The sky reaching growth combined with the silvery foliage brings both volume and aesthetics to any room.
As a member of the Marantaceae family, Calathea Ornata is an active plant which undergoes observable nyctinasty, the process of foliage reacting to the daily light cycle. Therefore, enjoying a position out of direct sun light with changes in the daily lighting environment.
Calathea Ornata thrives indoors with the correct care. Ensure your environment has high humidity with no direct sun light. Most importantly the plant should be watered with soft water only, free from calcium carbonate and other minerals found in many urban water sources. Grouping Calatheas will help achieve the correct humidity along with an attentive watering routine.
Added bonus: Calathea are not poisonous which means it’s pet friendly (non toxic to cats and dogs).
Care Tips: group calatheas together for optimal humidity, remove dead growth 1cm from the base of the plant with sharp garden specific shears
Light: bright, indirect light
Water: generously in spring/summer, much less in autumn/winter, water should be room temperature and soft
Soil: well draining
This plant is about 25cm tall and come sin pot size 11cm.