Calathea ornata <br> Pinstripe Prayer Plant

Calathea ornata
Pinstripe Prayer Plant

Aquatopia Conservatory
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Calathea ornata                      

ka-LAH-thee-uh or-NAH-tuh

Common Names: Pinstripe Prayer Plant, Beauty Star Prayer Plant 

Family: Marantaceae 

Origin: Northwest Brazil

Growth: Clumping

Light: Bright, indirect

Foot Candles: 100 - 200

Water: Keep moist

Humidity: 60%+

Temperature: 16°C - 32°C

Soil: Regular potting soil 

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall

Nutrients: Not required   

Propagation: Division

Interiorscape Use: Adds colour and interest easily

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot if sitting in water. Leaves crisp in direct sun or drafts.

Comments: Named prayer plant because at night the plant will fold its leaves upwards in a ‘praying’ motion to conserve moisture. Some species have reddish colours under their leaves, adding to the show of colours. This red is the help the  plant trap sunlight, as they naturally grow in the understory of a forest.

Toxicity: Safe.