The Calathea Ornata Beautiful Star is an absolute show stopper, similar to its sister plant with gorgeous pink stripes. The leaves are a little longer and thinner than the traditional Oranta and have a lovely mix of dark and light green strips with deep purple under the leaf.
This plant is sold in a 12cm plastic nursery pot.
Basic Care Requirements:
Calatheas can be quite sensitive to "tap" water. Fluoridated water can cause the leaves to brown from leaf-burn, we recommend filtering your water or collecting rainwater. They like to be evenly watered and kept moist but not soggy - they don't like to sit in water.⠀
Loves bright indirect light, harsh direct sun will burn the leaves and fade the colour. They can handle low light conditions as well however they won't thrive.⠀⠀⠀
A standard high-quality indoor plant mix will be fine for Calatheas.
They love high humidity levels. You'll notice browning along the leaf tips if the humidity isn't high enough. You can place on a shallow pebble tray filled with water and mist regularly. Even outside in warm summer rain or bring into the bathroom when you have a hot shower or bath works wonders.⠀⠀
Use a balanced fertiliser once a month during Spring and Summer.⠀⠀
Safe for children and animals.⠀
Please note: plant pictured is an example and may vary slightly.