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Calathea Orbifolia | An In-Depth Bio & Care Guide

calathea orbifolia in the wild

Today, we unveil the mesmerizing Calathea orbifolia, a botanical masterpiece admired for its stunning foliage and unique patterns. At Outside In, we are thrilled to showcase this elegant plant, known for its lush, round leaves that bring a touch of nature's artistry into your indoor sanctuary.

Discovering the Elegance:

Calathea orbifolia stands out with its large, round leaves adorned with silver-gray stripes that resemble delicate brush strokes. Its symmetrical beauty and air-purifying qualities make it a sought-after choice for plant lovers seeking both style and substance.

6 inch calathea orbifolia


Growth Potential: Reaches a height of approximately 3 feet, creating a captivating focal point.

Care Level: Intermediate, perfect for plant enthusiasts looking to expand their collection.

Scientific Name: Calathea orbifolia

Common NameGoeppertia orbifolia

Family: Marantaceae

Origin: Native to the rainforests of Bolivia.

calathea orbifolia leaves

About: Indoor Care

Light: Place the Calathea orbifolia in a spot with moderate, indirect light, shielding it from direct sunlight that can damage its delicate leaves. This plant can handle low light (keeping in mind that low light doesn't not equate to no light). 

Temperature: Maintain a consistent room temperature between 65-75°F (18-24°C) to provide optimal conditions for growth.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Adjust your watering frequency based on the humidity levels in your environment.

Humidity: This Calathea thrives in higher humidity. Consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water nearby to maintain the required moisture.

Fertilization: Feed your Calathea Orbifolia with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) to support its vibrancy.

Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years or when the plant outgrows its current container. Use well-draining soil to ensure healthy root development.

Pests: Regularly check for pests such as spider mites or aphids. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap.

Toxicity: Calathea Orbifolia is non-toxic, making it a safe and stylish addition to homes with pets.

calathea orbifolia close up

Elevate Your Space:

Own a piece of natural elegance with the Calathea Orbifolia. Order now and bring sophistication and charm to your indoor green haven.

Ships within 3-5 business days. Each plant is a unique creation; variations in size, shape, and appearance are expected.

All shipments include electronic ‘Care Cards’ providing detailed information about your new plant.

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