Calathea ornata pinstripe, Calathea ornata (Pink stripes) - Plant
Description for Calathea Ornata
Calathea zebra plants are natives of Brazil and their bright green leaves can be boldly striped in white, yellow or pink in a striking feather-like pattern that is sure to catch the eye.
The leaf of the Pin-Stripe Calathea grows at the end of long stems. This is a plant that has leaves with a pattern that could be considered as feathered and in some cases, it has a pink hue to it.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Zebra plant, striped, pin-stripe, or pin-stripe Calathea||-||-||3 to 6 feet||Easy|
Planting and care
|Diffused light||Holds moisture but is also well draining. A good potting mix consists of one part soil, two parts peat moss and two parts perlite.||Regular small amounts of water during the growing seasons as soon as the surface starts to dry up.||Temperatures above 55 degrees F (13 degrees C) to survive and temperatures around 70 degrees F (21 degrees C) to thrive.||Fertilize occasionally with a half-strength solution of liquid fertilizer.|
Caring for Calathea Ornata
- Wet feet is probably the major cause of failure when growing zebra indoor plants.
- A lack of water, however, will cause leaves to curl.
- Humidity is the next problem to be conquered when growing zebras indoors.
- Plants should be misted several times a week.
Typical uses of Calathea Ornata
Ornamental use: They are showpiece to any indoor garden.
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Exactly what I wanted and couldn t locate in any of our local shops! Thanks
This plant is one of the easiest to grow and requires no extra attention.
Given as a gift in the hopes of bringing prosperity to the recipient