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Calathea Ornata — Pinstripe Plant

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With flashy foliage, you’d think the pink streaks on the pinstripe plant were painted on. From the 'prayer-plant' family (Marantaceae), these exotic plants are stimulated by light change. So visually, you'll notice the leaves opening and closing or rising and falling day and night. 

Size: 6" (pot diameter)

Scientific Name: Calathea ornata

Common Name: Pinstripe plant, Calathea pinstripe, zebra plant, peacock plant, cathedral plant

Appearance: Oval leaves with distinct patterns— dark green, glossy, with light pink lines. Violet undersides.

Origin: South America

Enjoys: Humidity, a well-lit spot with filtered light (avoid direct and mid-day sunlight)

Care: Keep soil slightly moist but not saturated. Calatheas are not drought-tolerant, so try not to let it dry out completely between waterings. Fertilize about once a month during growing season (spring and summer). Keep away from drafty, cool areas. 

Soil: Well draining potting mix. Preferable peaty, organic-rich, and moist. 

Temp: No lower than 60 °F, no higher than 85 °F

Growth: Can grow up to 2 feet wide and tall while indoors. 

Level of Simplicity: Medium 

Toxicity: Non-toxic; safe around cats and dogs

  • Shipped as shown, in nursery growing container.
  • Being that each live plant is completely unique, the plant you receive may vary slightly in size, shape, appearance. 
  • All shipments come with ‘Care Cards’ with detailed information about your new plant!

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