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Calathea Ornata | Calathea ornata
Calathea Ornata | Calathea ornata
Calathea Ornata | Calathea ornata
Calathea Ornata | Calathea ornata
Calathea Ornata | Calathea ornata

Calathea Ornata

Calathea ornata

Regular price £22.00 £0.00

The Calathea ornata has glossy leaves in a green so deep it's almost black!

Each leaf is marked by delicate, broken pink and white lines that look as though they were painted by hand. 

Calatheas are wonder plants in terms of our wellbeing philosophy.

They're pro air purifiers, which means they're good for physical health. They respond to night and day by opening and closing their leaves, making them perfect plants for the bedroom. And they like a little extra care (misting and leaf dusting) which gives you the chance to build a nurturing relationship with your plant.      

Small: 13cm diameter; 11.5cm height. 

Pets and children: Safe

Excludes decorative pot.

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I fit best in 14cm pots.

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How to care for the Calathea ornata

Medium Light

Medium Light

I like part-shaded areas in a well- lit room or a spot near a north- facing window where I won’t get sunlight

Heavy Watering

Heavy Watering

Keep my soil moist at all times, but not soggy and never let me sit in water. Watering every 5 days or so should be perfect

Care

Care

Wipe my leaves gently with a soft damp cloth to remove any dust that collects. This helps me photosynthesise and thrive

Dusting

Dusting

My textured, waxy leaf surface attracts dust, removing it from the air and keeping it away from your lungs

Transpiring

Transpiring

I add humidity to your home, helping relieve respiratory complaints and issues related to dry air

Purifying

Purifying

I absorb toxins such as VOCs and expel clean oxygen into your home, making the air you breathe safer

Pattern

Pattern

My naturally occurring fractal patterns activate your alpha response, putting you in a relaxed yet wakeful state

Boost

Boost

I am fussy by nature, so I need a little extra attention. This kind of active plant care can support gray matter in your brain

Want to know more about how we break down plant wellness benefits? Read our post about it here.

About the Calathea ornata

The Calathea ornata is visually stunning. Its distinctive leaves are a deep, glossy green, and feature pale pink and white markings in a striped pattern. For this reason, it’s colloquially known as the Pin-Stripe Calathea. Like all calatheas, the Ornata needs a little more attention than other houseplants, but it will reward you with gorgeous foliage and improved air quality.

This plant is native to the South American rain forest, so does best in humid environments. Calatheas do well in bathrooms or kitchens because of this, but can be kept in any room if they are misted a couple of times per week, and watered regularly. Calatheas are also a popular choice for bedrooms, since their unusual leaves naturally fold up at night and unfurl during the day, often with a rustling sound. Keeping a calathea in your home can be a great way to attune yourself to a more natural sleep cycle. They normally grow to a modest 2 feet tall.

Calathea ornatas grow best in bright, but indirect, light (direct sun can cause their leaves to burn or lose their stripes, so is best avoided!). If kept well, your plant will improve the air quality in your home as well as its aesthetic appeal - calatheas' copious leaves are wonderful for removing toxins or pollutants from the air, making it easier to breathe and focus. Studies have also linked plants' oxygenation of the air to better sleep quality for humans, so there's a real opportunity for the Calathea Ornata to contribute to your daily routine. The fact that these plants need slightly more considerate care than many other houseplants allows you to develop a nurturing relationship with your plant, too. That's a lot of benefits from a plant which grows to a modest 2 feet tall!