Calathea Orbifolia is recognisable for it’s beautiful, distinctive, oval patterned leaves. It originates from the jungle of the Amazon where it lives on the ground floor amongst the shade and dense vegetation.
Plant Height: 25cm Pot Size: 12cm
How To Care For Calathea Orbifolia
allow the soil to dry out between watering, but keep an eye on it to make sure it isn’t ‘bone-dry’. As with most plants if your Calathea is kept in a shadier spot, it will need watering less and in a brighter spot, it will want to be watered more. Just make sure you don’t overwater your plant which can cause root rot. Under-watering symptoms include stunted growth, yellowing leaves, a lack of flowers or sudden flower loss. Over-watering symptoms include the yellowing or loss of leaves and flowers, stunted growth or a rotten base.
Calathea love to sit in a brightly lit spot during the spring and summer months, but make sure they’re kept away from any direct sunlight. Too much sun can end up with sun scorch and dehydration for your little plant. Once Autumn kick in, make sure your Calathea gets a couple hours of sunlight per day until spring comes back around
As Calathea comes from the depths of the jungle it likes a warm, humid environment. If you have it placed near a radiator, be sure to place a pebble tray beside it to create a more humid and balanced environment for it
Feed every other week during spring and summer and monthly during the colder months with a nitrogen based plant food.
About Calathea Orbifolia
Recognisable for it’s beautiful, distinctive, oval patterned leaves. It actually symbolises a new beginning – hence the phrase ‘to turn over a new leaf’ – because of this, it makes a great gift for a friend of family member looking to make a fresh start; whether it’s buying a new home, having a new baby or just for the new year – it will always be a welcome present.
Calathea originates from the jungle of the Amazon where it lives on the ground floor amongst the shade and dense vegetation.
Not considered to be poisonous by consumption of pets and humans; if high quantities are eaten, it may result in vomiting, nausea and a loss of appetite.
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