• Calathea orbifolia plant with light to dark green striping on leaves
  • 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

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Calathea Orbifolia

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!

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Calathea Orbifolia Plants for Sale Online

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 houseplant has broad foliage with a rippled effect that gives it an exotic look. Calathea plants, in general, are known to be a little higher maintenance than the typical indoor plant, but that is only because they are pickier about dry air and tap water. An Ideal Calathea Orbifolia care regimen should include bright indirect light and high humidity levels.

To keep your Orbifolia plant thriving, we recommend misting your plant or investing in a room humidifier. Additionally, you should home your tropical plant in a well-drained potting mix and in a pot with drainage holes to avoid root rot. The plant will also benefit from applying a well-balanced fertilizer in the growing seasons of spring and summer.

As a member of the Prayer Plant family, the foliage of this plant moves in the direction of the light. Calathea orbifolia brings personality and color to any space indoors.

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


Growzone: 9-11 Calathea Orbifolia Hardiness Zone 9-11
Hardiness 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

How to Care for Calathea Orbifolia

Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!

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.


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