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Calathea Orbifolia
Calathea Orbifolia
Calathea Orbifolia
Calathea Orbifolia

Calathea Orbifolia

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A South American prayer plant kept for its clean, designer-quality foliage, Orbifolia is one of the largest Calatheas. Its bold oval leaves can grow over a foot across – it makes a classic statement plant.

Scientific Name: Calathea orbifolia ( Now officially Goeppertia orbifolia)
Origin: Bolivia

  • CARE:

Light Requirements: Medium, filtered light

Watering: Maintain moist soil with regular watering, but do not let the soil become soggy. Use filtered, distilled or rainwater ideally.

Soil:  Well draining potting mix. A good mix is two parts peat/coir and one part perlite. 

Temperature:  65°F (18°C) to 75ºF (24ºC)

Fertilizer: Monthly while actively growing with 1/4 strength. Flush the soil several times per year.

Humidity: Needs high humidity to keep foliage looking well.

Pruning: Minimal pruning requirements. Prune old or yellowed leaves.

Propagation: Propagate by division in late spring/early summer. Can be tricky.

Re-Potting: Calathea orbifolia doesn’t like to be repotted too often. Only once root-bound.

Diseases and Pests: Damp conditions can promote fungus, powdery mildew & leaf-spot, but their most deadly vulnerability is root rot. Thrips and other leaf suckers can present at times.

Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and animals.

  • SIZE: 10x12cm Nursery Pot, Height Approx. 40cm


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