Calathea Orbifolia is a beautiful houseplant highly sought after due to the exquisite beauty of its large, round leaves and its air-purifying qualities. This beautiful foliage is subtly striped with pale silver-green markings, with the undersides of the leaf also being a pale silver-green.
The Calathea orbifolia is bound to add dramatic interest to your houseplant collections and is very much on-trend.
The Orbifolia features streaky foliage with contrasting dark and light green coloring. If the leaves begin to get brown, then it typically means it’s being underwatered or needs a more humid environment. The Prayer Plant leaves will fold up during the dark hours, which reveal the colorful undersides, making them a gorgeous addition to your indoor garden no matter the hour.
As with most variegated plants, Calathea needs plenty of diffused/filtered light. Direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose their markings. They can tolerate some degree of shade, but the more indirect light, the finer the foliage.
Water every 1-2 times a week, Calathea loves to be kept in moist soil at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil. Think ‘little and often is a watering policy for calatheas.
Pet friendly with thick glossy leaves
☹️Sad Plant Signs
🚫Leaves turning brown and crispy at the edges:
Thirsty plant, underwatered, or high salt build-up
🚫Wilting plant, dry potting mix: Underwatered, or pot-bound
🚫Yellowing leaves or black stems, wet potting mix: