Calathea Orbifolia house plant with shiny green foliage and green stripes elegant Calathea Orbifolia Plant in white pot Calathea orbifolia plant with light to dark green striping on leaves close up view of Calathea Orbifolia Plant
Calathea Orbifolia house plant with shiny green foliage and green stripes elegant Calathea Orbifolia Plant in white pot Calathea orbifolia plant with light to dark green striping on leaves close up view of Calathea Orbifolia Plant

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Calathea Orbifolia Plants

Calathea orbifolia

Calathea orbifolia is a proven pet-safe house plant that is at home just about anywhere. Low-light brings out the best color in the leaves. This plant sells out as fast as we can produce them!

Growzone: 9-11

As Low As: $29.95

1. Choose Size & Quantity
Size Price Quantity
4 Inch Pot $29.95
6 Inch Pot $44.95
2. Choose Recommended Add-Ons
Product Price Quantity
Ocean Forest Potting Soil
12 Dry Quarts
$21.95
Jack's Classic Houseplant Special Fertilizer
8 oz. Tub
$17.95
Osmocote Plus Outdoor and Indoor Plant Food
2 LB Shaker
$26.95
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Calathea Orbifolia is an indoor tropical plant known for its stunning striped, olive green leaves that can grow up to six inches wide. The distinguishing features of the thick foliage are patterned leaves with strong light green stripes and a more rounded shape than other Calatheas. This house plant has broad foliage with a rippled effect that gives it an exotic look. It does exceptionally well in low light areas and in order to prevent scorching leaves, it should not be placed in direct sunlight. Calathea orbifolia brings personality and color to any space indoors. 

  • One of the most popular Calatheas
  • Pet-friendly plant
  • Prefers low light but does well in bright, indirect light
  • Striped, full, round foliage
  • Requires medium to bright indirect light
  • Trendiest Houseplants for 2020

*Decorative containers shown are for display purposes only. All plants are shipped in black plastic nursery containers unless otherwise specified.

About Your Calathea Orbifolia Plants

Calathea orbifolia is a pretty, pet friendly plant that does well indoors with minimal light and care. This plant looks like it’s been painted, and likes to dry out between watering. While it is tolerant of wet roots, it prefers not to be that way. The foliage will fade or burn if exposed to excessive light. The foliage is both cat and dog safe, according to the ASPCA Plant Toxicity List. This family of plants is known for its bright, intense foliage as it performs well indoors and holds its color without much light or care.


Growing Zone: 9-11
Mature Height: 2.5 Feet
Mature Width: 10 to 16 Inches
Classification: Colorful Foliage
Sunlight: Fluorescent to bright, indirect
Habit: Wider than it is tall, compact
Flower Color: Rarely flowers
Foliage: Round leaves with green stripes
Soil Conditions: Well draining
Water Requirements: Likes to dry out between watering
Uses: Excellent indoors in offices or low light areas
This Plants Growzone: 9-11 Calathea Orbifolia Plants Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Calathea Orbifolia Plants

Before you buy a Calathea Orbifolia Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How much water does my Calathea orbifolia need?

How much water does my Calathea orbifolia need?

Calathea orbifolia like to dry out occasionally between watering. They will tolerate staying moist, but prefer not to have constantly wet soil. Calathea orbifolia appreciate humidity, a pebble tray or window in the kitchen or the bathroom would suffice.

What type of light is best for my Calathea orbifolia?

What type of light is best for my Calathea orbifolia?

Calathea orbifolia does well with bright, indirect light. An eastern or northern facing window would be ideal. A western or southern window would work, as long as a curtain or blind prevents direct light from touching the foliage. This plant also performs well without any bright indirect light, and just fluorescent light.

How do I fertilize my Calathea orbifolia?

How do I fertilize my Calathea orbifolia?

Any all purpose fertilizer will work for Calathea orbifolia. Indoor houseplant fertilizers fall into two groups: water soluble, liquid quick release, and granular, slow release fertilizers. Jack’s Classic Indoor plant food works well as a powder, quick release fertilizer that is mixed with water to quickly provide nutrients to a plant that has been in a container for an extended time. On the other hand, Osmocote Indoor/Outdoor is an option as a granular, slow release fertilizer that can be applied while potting and planting. Any type of fertilizer offers nutrients that help plants with the transition to a new environment. We offer a one year warranty on our plants when you purchase Bio-tone at checkout and use it per label instructions. All of these fertilizers may be used when planting Calathea orbifolia.

What is the best soil for my Calathea orbifolia?

What is the best soil for my Calathea orbifolia?

Calathea orbifolia need a very well draining soil, and prefer to have slightly dry conditions. Regular potting mix or potting mix with sand mixed in works well for plants potted in containers. Calathea orbifolia likes to be root bound.


Frequently Asked questions

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