Calathea ornata


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This calathea has a dark, deep green leaves that are almost black looking, with fine pink pinstripes.  It's a calathea sanderiana, but more commonly known as 'ornata'. A stunning plant, it loves higher humidity levels and is one for seasoned plant enthusiasts. 

Light: Best kept in a bright, humid spot away from direct sunlight. 

Water: Water when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch and make sure they are not sitting in water afterwards. Tap is fine, but calathea do prefer mineral or rain water.

Humidity: Calatheas LOVE humidity. You can increase humidity levels by using a humidifier, or by placing their pot over a tray filled with pebbles and water. The pebbles will keep the pot from being submerged in water, and the natural evaporation of the water will help keep the air around the plant moist. 

Feed: Feed monthly in the spring, summer, and autumn with a plant food diluted to half the recommended strength.

Temperature: Calathea prefer warm temperatures, its not ideal to expose them to temperatures too far below 15°C. It's not a fan of draughts. 

Toxicity: Non toxic and safe for pets and kids. 

*Our plants and pots are sold separately. Your plant will arrive in its plastic nursery pot, unless you have also ordered a decorative pot.