Calathea orbifolia is a gem amongst foliage plants. This hard to find Calathea has broad bright green leaves, delicately striped with silvery-blue patterning that looks almost metallic. Elegant and understated, this Calathea is prized for its round leaves which grow quite wide as the plant matures. The new leaves emerge beautifully from the center of the plant, which grows densely and can get rather large for Calathea - up to 2.5' tall and wide, with leaves stretching over 8".
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: Calathea orbifolia is sensitive to environmental stress, and prone to occasional brown edges/spotting on leaves. High humidity and persistent watering will help this plant thrive. Pet friendly!
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Calathea orbifolia that meets our rigorous quality standards in your choice of a 4" or 6" nursery pot – Marbled Clay Cachepot sold separately. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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I've gone through a couple of these by now, as I'm sure most ppl have. They burn very easily and they're very sensitive to temp changes but if the conditions are right, this can be such a wonderful addition to your collection!
Arrived in really good condition and with new leaves growing in!