Calathea orbifolia, Peacock Plant

Calathea orbifolia

Peacock Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Tropical America, West Indies
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

It has a small, shrub-like habit, growing no more than 2-5 feet tall and wide, with a bushy form.

Calathea orbifolia is best grown in semi-shade to full shade, and in well-draining soil that is kept evenly moist. The plant requires regular watering and should not be allowed to dry out. If grown indoors it should be kept away from direct sunlight, and a humidity tray or humidifier is highly recommended. It is an ornamental foliage plant and does not need to be fed extra fertilizer.

In cold regions, Calathea orbifolia does well in a pot, as it needs to be brought indoors during the winter months. During this time, it should be kept in a warm, well-lit spot away from drafts. The soil should be kept moist and the plant should not be allowed to dry out. It is important to ensure that the pot has adequate drainage, as the plant will not tolerate waterlogging.

Calathea orbifolia is a beautiful plant and makes a great addition to any home or garden. With the proper care and attention, it can bring a touch of the tropics to any indoor or outdoor space.

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