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Orbifolia Calathea

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  • Unique, Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 3 Feet
  • Pet Safe 

The Orbifolia Calathea is a darling prayer plant that also goes by Peacock Plant and Zebra Plant. Its round leaves have a pronounced midrib and a slight ripple. The veining creates the appearance of alternating light and dark green stripes for a unique and mesmerizing look. The foliage will bend upward overnight and lower back into position during the day. Calatheas are humidity-loving plants requiring specific care, but Orbifolia Calathea is easy to maintain once you get the hang of caring for prayer plants. 

Best Locations For Growing Orbifolia Calathea

Calatheas love humidity. The Orbifolia Calathea needs an area with extra moisture in the air, so a steamy bathroom or kitchen is a natural fit. Using a humidifier or pebble tray, you can make any spot a good location. This pet-friendly plant requires hands-on care and attention, so choose a place that receives good sunlight, but make sure it is easily accessible for routine watering. 

Orbifolia Calathea Sunlight Requirements

Medium to bright indirect light is best for Orbifolia Calathea. The delicate foliage will burn if exposed to direct sunlight, but this plant needs lots of light to thrive and push out new growth.

Orbifolia Calathea Care

Remove dead or damaged growth using a clean pair of pruning shears. Any dry leaf edges can be cut away as long as at least half of the leaf remains. Calathea can be propagated through division. When this lovely plant starts to outgrow its pot, it can be replanted into a larger container, or the roots can be gently divided into small plants.

Watering Orbifolia Calathea

Keep the soil consistently damp for the thirsty Orbifolia Calathea. Do not allow the soil to dry out, and water when the top layer of soil is slightly damp. While Calathea plants like damp conditions, avoid leaving them in standing water, which can damage the roots. Increased moisture in the air is a must. The leaves will dry and turn brown along the edges without enough humidity. Use a pebble tray or humidifier if your home is not naturally humid enough.

Feeding Orbifolia Calathea

Help support new foliage growth by feeding Orbifolia Calathea once per month during the growing season. Use a fertilizer high in nitrogen to increase leaf production. Take a break from feeding Calathea in winter if the plant is dormant.

Orbifolia Calathea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate to Fast
Mature Height: 3.2 feet
Mature Spread: 12 inches
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): Purple, White
Flower Shade/Description: White/Purple
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Silver
Foliage Description: Striped with Pale Silver-Green
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: High
Common Name: Orbifolia Calathea
Other Name(s): Orbifolia Prayer Plant
Scientific Name: Calathea orbifolia
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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