The beautiful striped leaves of a Calathea grow at the end of long stems and require quite a bit of care to stay looking good. Indoors, a Calathea plant rarely grows larger than about 2ft. wide and 2ft. tall.
This plant requires high humidity to keep its leaves from getting brown edges.
12 inch (30 cm)
7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Striped Calathea, Pin-stripe Calathea
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 2 to 3 ft
Easy to grow
Planting and care
Water the seedlings regularly throughout the growing season.
Fertilize once or twice during the growing season with nitrogen fertilizer.
Calathea ornata albolineata care
Plant division is the best method of propagation.
light porous potting soil
20 to 30 degree C
Apply any organic fertilizer.
Calathea ornata albolineata special feature
Calathea is treasured for their large, oval, distinctly patterned, and vibrantly coloured leaves.
Calathea ornata albolineata uses
Best plant in the garden where partial shade or indirect sunlight is available
Frequently Asked Questions
When to fertilize Calathea plant?
Calathea does not need a lot of fertilizing but applies fertilizer in main growing (rainy)season(June-September). during a period of growth and flowering.
How to care Calathea plant?
Sunlight- Calathea plants thrive in humidity and prefer indirect bright light.
Soil- It requires well-drained soil rich in organic matter.
Watering- Apply water when the upper soil layer (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
Fertilizer- Apply organic fertilizers during spring and rainy season. Loosen the soil without damaging the roots. It will help the plant to uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
Why is my Calathea plant leaves turning yellow?
The main reasons leave turning yellow are as follows
1. Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2. Plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation.
How to water Calathea plant?
Calathea plants don't like heavy watering. Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
What does a Calathea plant look like?
There are lots of varieties of calathea, but one of the most common has luscious, dark green leaves that have scalloped edges and silver brushmarks on the top of the leaves.
How often to fertilize Calathea?
Feed your plant once a month during the growing season. Your Calathea plant needs regular feeding. Apply organic fertilizers during the rainy(June-September) season.
Can you plant Calathea outside?
Yes, but Usually Calathea is grown as a houseplant, you can grow them outside also depends on which variety you choose.
What is Calathea plant?
Calathea is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. The beautiful striped leaves of a Calathea is a spectacular looking plant that can be grown in pots as well as in-ground.Perfect indoor plant for interior decoration.
How to fertilize Calathea?
Apply organic fertilizers during the rainy(June-September) season. Before the application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
Apply water immediately after the application of fertilizer.
Why is my Calathea plant leaves turning brown?
Leaves turning brown it's generally an indication of 1.overwatering or less watering to plant.2. the plant does not get proper sunlight.3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation.
Are Calathea plants easy to care for?
Yes, Calathea is easy to grow and maintain.
How big do Calathea plants grow?
Calathea plants usually grow to about 2 feet in height.
Why is my Calathea plant leaves curling?
The leaves of a Calathea Plant curl when the temperature is too warm or the Calathea Plant is in an area that is too bright.
Can you split a Calathea plant?
Yes, you can split Calathea during repotting.
How to revive Calathea plant?
Make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright indirect sunlight, No need to water it daily, water it when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch avoid overwatering. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a hot climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location.
Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.
Why is my Calathea plant drooping?
Following reason for drooping leaves of Calathea plant.
1.Due to overwatering or less watering to plant. 2.plant does not get proper sunlight. 3.Lack of Nutrient. 4.Disease infestation.
Where to put Calathea plant?
Calathea plant Grow best in a shady areas where indirect bright light is available.
Do Calathea plants flower?
Yes, Calathea blooms which can produce beautiful orange colored flowers.
How to repot Calathea plant?
1. Choose a slightly larger pot.
If you are repotting your plant into a new pot, choose a pot that is 1 to 2 inches larger in diameter and 1 to 2 inches deeper than the plant’s current pot.
2. Choose a pot with drainage holes.
When you’re selecting a new pot, make sure it has drainage holes to allow excess water to drain.
3. Cover the drainage holes.
Cover the drainage holes with something that will allow water to pass through, like paper towel or small-sized stone.
5. Put a few inches of soil in the new pot.
You will need a base of soil under the plant so the roots have something to grow into. Do not overfill the pot.
6. Remove the plant from its current pot without disturbing the root ball.
7. Place plant in new pot.
As you place the plant into its new pot, center it by looking down on it from above and making sure it’s not closer to any one side of the pot than the others.
9. Fill the pot with soil.
Once you have placed the plant in the new pot, you will want to put soil into the pot around the rootball. Do not overfill the pot - the soil line should be about 1” below the top of the pot.
10. Water the plant.
Once your plant is in its new pot and you have filled the pot with soil, water the plant.
Why is my Calathea plant dying?
Calathea plant dies due to over or less watering as well as harsh sunlight and excess use of fertilizer also damages the plant and lack of Nutrient is also responsible for Calathea plant dying.