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Calathea 'Ornata'

Calathea 'Ornata'

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Common Names: Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant
Botanical Name: Calathea Ornata

The Pinstripe Calathea features dark green leaves with striking, thin pink lines that appear hand-painted, resembling the pinstripes on a suit. These lines contrast beautifully against the leaf's darker green background and are even more prominent due to the leaf's glossy finish. The undersides of the leaves are a deep purple, adding to its visual intrigue. Like other Calatheas, it exhibits nyctinasty, where its leaves move and close upward at night, which adds an element of dynamism to its presence.

Care Plan for Calathea 'Ornata

Light: The Calathea 'Ornata' thrives in medium to bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light but may lose some vibrancy in its leaf coloring and striping. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves.

Watering: This plant prefers evenly moist soil; it should not be allowed to dry out completely. Water the Calathea 'Ornata' when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Use distilled or rainwater to avoid leaf spotting and browning, which can occur due to the minerals in tap water.

Humidity: High humidity is essential for the Pinstripe Calathea, as it mimics its native tropical environment. This can be achieved by using a humidifier, misting the plant regularly, or placing it on a pebble tray filled with water.

Temperature: It performs best in temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid drafts, sudden temperature changes, or cold spots, as Calatheas are sensitive to environmental changes.

Child and Pet Safety: The Calathea 'Ornata' is non-toxic to both children and pets, making it a safe choice for a family home.

General Tips: To maintain vibrant colors and healthy growth, fertilize the Calathea 'Ornata' monthly during the growing season with a diluted, balanced fertilizer. Keep the leaves clean from dust to ensure they can photosynthesize efficiently. Rotating the plant occasionally will also help it grow evenly, as it will stretch towards the light source.

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