Extra Large Calathea Orbifolia
This Calathea is a long-term Bloombox Club favourite, with its bright green colouring and crisp pattern.
One of the reasons we're such fans of the Orbifolia, is that its formal and biological characteristics are associated with reduced stress, heightened focus and improved air-quality. Humans are hardwired to respond positively to particular forms, colours and patterns in nature, as these would have signalled an abundant landscape in pre-historic times. As a green plant with soft, oval shaped leaves and a distinct fractal pattern, the Orbifolia scores highly on each of these counts, so it's worth investing in one.
At this size, the air-purifying benefits of the Orbifolia really begin to be felt. It can also transpire and act as a natural humidifier in your home. Plus, the big leaves, covered in tiny pores will trap VOCs in the home.
Originating from the rain forests of Central and South America, the Calathea orbifolia likes indirect light, warmth and humidity (which can be replicated through misting).
Pets: Happily, this is a pet-safe plant!
Growing Pot Size: 27cm diameter x 25cm height. Overall plant height (including growing pot) is approximately 80-95cm (but this will increase as the leaves 'pray').
Baskets sold separately (featured in Monochrome XXXL and Plait XXXL)