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Calathea ornata

Native range: Colombia, Venezuela

Known names: Pinstripe Plant, Prayer Plant

Hardiness: Best kept above 60°F

Mature Size: ~2' Tall, ~3' Wide

Light: Bright indirect light.

Water: Keep soil moist but not soggy, can dry out very slightly. 

Soil: Standard potting mix

Dormancy Period: Winter

Pet-Safe: Yes

Plant Size: Grown in 4" pot, shipped semi-bare-root


This plant is part of the "Prayer Plant" family; this means that the leaves will fold upward during the evening hours through morning. This Calathea is a curiosity, I've encountered many people saying that "It looks like someone used a pink marker and drew lines on it." and they're not wrong! 

The biggest specimen we've seen can be found in a mechanic shop in Gresham, Oregon; the plant is sitting on their counter with leaves grazing their ceiling!

Calathea ornata (Pinstripe Prayer Plant) [4"]

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