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CALATHEA  ORBIFOLIA
 

The large round leaves with their delicate silver stripes make it a firm favourite amongst plant lovers.  

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WATER 
Orbifolia like consistently moist soil without being water logged, little and often is the best          way to do this.  Water until it just starts to trickle out of the holes at the bottom and ensure
there is no 
more left to drain before placing it back in it's cache pot.
 

LIGHT  
Medium to bright indirect light are perfect for Calathea Orbifolia  Direct light onto the          
leaves will burn them.
 

FERTILISING  
Feed once a month with diluted houseplant fertiliser during the Spring and Summer.
 

SOIL  
Calathea like a soil that drains well so that the delicate roots don't become too waterlogged but    one that also retains moisture to mimic the damp rainforest floor conditions that they are
native to.  Visit our soil bar for coco coir and vermiculite to add to a standard soil mix.

 

TEMPERATURE  
Calathea are fine in standard household temperatures, but it is best not to let them get below        15C.
 

HUMIDITY  
All Calathea love humidity and the Orbifolia are no exception.  Use a humidifier or a pebble      tray to achieve this.  Grouping plants together also helps with increasing humidity, or place them in a naturally humid room such as a bathroom or a kitchen.
 

TOXICITY 
Calathea are considered non toxic to humans and animals.

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