Calathea Orbifolia

Calathea orbifolia

Growzone: 10-11

Calathea orbifolia Plants

Calathea orbifolia has darkly patterned leaves with strong light green stripes in a more rounded shape than the other Calatheas.  It has broad foliage with a ripple in them that gives it a unique look. It does exceptionally well in low light areas. Calathea orbifolia bring personality and color to any space indoors. The unique foliage is full and round. It is a part of the Marantaceae family, and likes bright, indirect light at most, as the colors will fade and the leaves will burn if exposed to too much direct sun. These plants prefer to dry out some between watering. 

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4" $22.95

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6" $29.95

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Calathea orbifolia has darkly patterned leaves with tight light green stripes in a more rounded shape than the other Calatheas. It has wide foliage with a ripple in them that gives it a unique look. It does especially well in low light areas. Calathea orbifolia bring personality and color to any space indoors. The unique foliage is wide and round. It is a part of the Marantaceae family, and likes bright, indirect light at most, as the colors will fade and the leaves will burn if exposed to too much direct light. These plants like to dry out some between watering.

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.

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History and introduction of Calathea orbifolia:

Native to Brazil, Calathea orbifolia is found in slightly moist soil with bright, indirect light. The soil, while moist, drains quickly so that the roots don’t constantly stay wet. Thus, the plants like some humidity and can survive with little to no direct light. Calathea orbifolias produce small flowers that are white, but rarely seen when the plant is grown indoors. The leaves move upwards, near vertical, come nighttime when the light is no longer available. Many have hypothesized why some plants do this, but there is not a consensus.