Calathea orbifolia (Prayer Plant)

Calathea orbifolia 130 mm
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Calathea orbifolia (Prayer Plant)

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Looking for a beautiful and unique house plant? Look no further than the Calathea orbifolia, or Prayer Plant, from The Australian Plant Shop. Calatheas are popular house plants because of their variegated leaves and vivid colours. The Calathea orbifolia is especially striking, with dark green leaves striped with lighter green or white. Like other members of the marantaceae family, Calathea raises their leaves in the morning and lowers them at night, giving them the common name, the “prayer plant”. This fascinating trait is caused by changes in the amount of light during the day. The Calathea orbifolia is a relatively easy plant to care for, and will thrive in indirect sunlight and high humidity. Be sure to water regularly so the soil stays moist but not soggy. Add a touch of beauty and elegance to your home with a Calathea orbifolia from The Australian Plant Shop today!

Light requirement: Bright indirect sunlight, Medium indirect sunlight, and Low light tolerant

Water requirement: High

Watering frequency: When top 5cm of potting mix is dry to the touch

Soil: Moist but well-drained, slightly acidic

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Fast

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: (1) Due to frost sensitivity, we recommend bringing them indoors during winter or growing in an area protected from strong winter winds and mulching well.
(2) Prune off old dying leaves to keep the plant looking great.

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Drought tolerance: Low

Frost tolerance: Low

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Brown spots, spider mites, mealybugs, fungus gnats, root rot

Mature height: 80 cm

Mature width: 50 cm

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Light silvery green and dark green stripes

Variegation: Yes

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

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Fruit: Insignificant

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