Calathea Orbifolia is a bold and beautiful houseplant. The undersides of the leaves are a lovely shade of burgundy purple. Calathea Orbifolia’s fancy foliage makes for an excellent low light houseplant that looks great as a floor plant and fantastic on low plant stands.
Medium, filtered light
Water once or twice a week. Ideally use filtered or rainwater.
Well-draining potting mix. A good mix is two parts peat/coir and one-part perlite.
It thrives at temperatures of 18°C to 24ºC.
Fertilize plant monthly during active growth with organic liquid fertilizer.
Calathea Orbifolias require high humidity and consistent soil moisture to thrive.
Leaves curling – This indicates that the plant is not getting enough water. Water it and mist it regularly.
Limp stems – Over-watering or cold weather can lead to rotten and limp stems. During winter, the plant should be watered less frequently.
Spider mites, scale, mealy bugs, and aphids can affect the health of your plant, especially if the plant is grown in less than ideal conditions. Regular inspection and spraying with organic pesticide is essential to control these pests.