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Color Full® Orbifolia Calathea Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 40 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North and East facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Color Full® Orbifolia Calathea Calathea Houseplant
Plant Features

The Color Full® Orbifolia Calathea, known for its strikingly large, broad leaves, is a highlight of the Calathea family. Its leaves are characterized by their pale green stripes against a darker green background, resembling the beautiful pattern of watermelon skin. This Calathea variety can grow to be quite large, making it an impressive statement piece for interior spaces.

For the Orbifolia, troubleshooting typically involves addressing issues related to humidity, watering, and light. Brown edges or tips on the leaves usually indicate low humidity or infrequent watering. Yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering or insufficient drainage. If the vibrant striping of the leaves fades, this could mean the plant is not receiving enough light. Direct sunlight can lead to faded or burnt leaves, while too much water can cause root rot. It's also vital to keep an eye out for pests such as spider mites, which can be discouraged with increased humidity and regular leaf cleaning.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 2-3 feet
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes