Meet the Calathea 'Orbifolia', the houseplant that will steal your heart with its effortless charm and stunning beauty. Its lush, silver-green leaves are adorned with intricate patterns that look like works of art, making it a conversation starter and a showstopper in any room. But that's not all - the Calathea 'Orbifolia' is also a natural air purifier, keeping your home fresh and healthy. And with its playful habit of folding up its leaves at night and unfurling them in the morning, it's like having a little botanical friend that's always up for a good time. Bring home the Calathea 'Orbifolia' and experience the joy of having a living work of art that also happens to be a fabulous houseplant.
The Calathea 'Orbifolia' enjoys consistently moist soil, but be sure not to overwater it. Allow the top layer of soil to dry out slightly before watering, and ensure that the pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. It's important to use filtered, room temperature water as harsh chemicals and cold water can damage the plant. We recommend measuring the moisture of the soil with a moisture meter.
The Calathea 'Orbifolia' thrives in bright, indirect light, but avoid exposing it to direct sunlight as it can scorch its leaves. It can tolerate lower light levels, but this may cause the plant to grow more slowly and its leaves may lose their bold coloring.
Feed your Calathea 'Orbifolia' with a balanced, water-soluble or liquid fertilizer every two to four weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Be sure not to over-fertilize, as this can damage the plant. During the dormant season (fall and winter), reduce the frequency of fertilizing to once a month. Always follow use instructions on the label of your fertilizer choice.
The Calathea 'Orbifolia' prefers to be slightly pot-bound, but if its roots start to outgrow the pot, it's time to repot it. Choose a pot that's one size up from its current pot, with good drainage holes. Use a well-draining potting mix with perlite and peat moss to provide the plant with adequate aeration and moisture. Repot your Calathea 'Orbifolia' in the spring when it's actively growing, and be sure to water it thoroughly after repotting.