Native to Columbia and Venezuela, this stunning decorative plant has gorgeous large dark green leaves and pink stripes that turn white as the plant matures. The underside of the leaf also has a gorgeous reddish-purple colour. This plant is also a great for air purifying.
Light conditions: position in a warm spot with very bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose their markings.
Neediness: for this plant to look its best some care will be involved. Remove dust with a damp cloth to unblock pores. This will help the Plant breathe. Maintaining humidity is important.
Watering: wait until the top layer of soil is dry before watering. Do not over-water, soil should be moist and not soggy. Reduce the amount given during the winter months but do not let it dry out completely. Misting is really important for this plant and it will thrive when misted weekly or if planted in a pot with no drainage holes, mist more frequently.
Ideal location: bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, studies and corridors
Rate of growth: actively grows between March and October when the soil is moist, with the right care this plant can grow up to 2ft wide x 2ft tall.
Temperature: avoid cold drafts and keep at a normal room temperature, do not let the temperature drop below 15°C.
Pets: this plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs.
Sizing: Medium: W14cm x H50cm, Large: W19cm x H75cm (pictured)
Also known as: Pinstripe plant or Calathea Ornata
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