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Calathea ornata

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Calathea Ornata, the Pinstripe plant, has ornate dark green leaves accented with thin pink lines. More tolerant than its parent Calathea zebrina, it's a good gateway Calathea for learning good watering habits and humidity conditions.


Potting mix: Well-draining soil/peat and perlite mix. Prefers a somewhat water-retentive mix of mostly soil and organic matter. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years.

Light: Bright indirect light. Shielded South or West facing preferred.

Water: Water when near dry (1/2-1 inch of the soil is dry).

Temp: Warm (60F min night, 85F max day). Will not tolerate temps lower than 60F. 

Humidity: >60%, prefers consistent high humidity when good air flow is provided. Lower humidity may result in crispy leaf edges. 

Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, 1/2 strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied semi-frequently (every 3-4 weeks) Spring-Fall. Decrease in Winter.