Calathea

Calathea Beauty Star (#1 TOP Hacks for Growing & Propagation!)

The Calathea Beauty Star is an eye-catching houseplant. It boasts elliptical leaves that are striped cream and pink, sitting on top of thicker, light green brands. 🙂 A cultivar of the Calathea Ornata, the Beauty Star hails from the Marantaceae (Prayer Plant) family. Like all Prayer Plants, its leaves stand upright in the evenings, like […]

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potted calathea orbifolia in a small pot

Calathea Orbifolia – GROWING & Propagation Tips!

Hailing from Bolivia, the Calathea Orbifolia (now reclassified as Goeppertia Orbifolia) is a beautiful species from the Prayer Plant family. In nature, they grow in the understory of the rainforest, near the forest floor. 🙂 We love their orb-shaped leaves with silver and green stripes. While leaves are large, the plant itself reaches just 3

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Dark Green with White and Pink Stripes Leaves of a Calathea Ornata 'Sanderiana'

14 STUNNING Calathea Types (w/PHOTOS, #1 Round-Up!)

Calatheas are popular houseplants. They hail from the Marantaceae family (Arrowheads), which consists of over 550 flowering species. As a group, they are also known as Prayer Plants, thanks to special cells in their stems that change in reaction to different light levels. This phenomenon, called nyctinasty, causes leaves to stand upright during the evenings

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topview of calathea ornata plant, also called pinstripe plant with pink stripes on dark green leaves

Calathea Ornata Care & Propagation (#1 Secret Hacks for THRIVING Plant!)

The Calathea Ornata is a popular houseplant with baby-pink striped leaves. 🙂 Kept indoors, it grows to just 3 feet (91cm) tall – perfect for side tables or small spaces. However, caring for this variegated plant can be challenging. It requires >50% humidity, filtered water, and a peat-based, slightly acidic (pH 6.5) potting mix. Avoid

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