These botanical wonders are native to tropical regions of South and Central America, Africa, and the West Indies, and are prized for their striking, upright, and oval leaves. With a vast array of Calathea varieties to choose from, each plant boasts exquisite, vibrant patterns on their top side, perfectly contrasted with rich purple undersides. These stunning foliage plants are a must-have for any plant lover seeking to add a touch of exotic charm to their collection.
Native to the lower levels of the tropical forests in Brazil, this is a unique houseplant with beautiful variegated foliage that thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Despite its tropical origins, it's tolerant of lower light and should not be exposed to direct sunlight, as it can damage its vibrant leaves.
Perfect for medium moisture conditions, this plant requires well-draining soil and carefully monitored waterings. Opt for rainwater, filtered or bottled water at room temperature to keep your Calathea 'Ornata' healthy and avoid standing in water or soggy soil.
This is an exotic and vibrant houseplant that thrives in high humidity environments. For best results, fertilize with a liquid or water soluble fertilizer every month or twice a month during the growing seasons, and reduce usage during the winter. Be sure to use less than the recommended dosage to avoid over fertilization.