Calathea Orbifolia



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Calathea Orbifolia is also known as the peacock plant. It is native to the tropics of South America and characterised by its big round leaves. With delicately striped silvery green tones, It is very pleasing on the eye and gets more beautiful the bigger it grows. The perfect statement piece to brighten up any plant lover room. It can grow up to 100cm tall and when grown in the right environment the leaves can reach an amazing 30cm wide.

It is non toxic to animals and humans.

This plant comes with a free 6 cm nursery pot.

*Please note*

It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures. But if you would love one too you can add your own Deep Rooted Potagate Pot to your basket. 

This plant may have been watered before shipping – please do not water upon arrival unless the soil is completely dry.

Care Guide for your Calathea Orbifolia


What Lighting Do I Need For My Calathea Orbifolia?

Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West or East facing windows are great for your Calathea Orbifolia, or even a spot a short distance from a very sunny window.

*Top Tip: Plants grow towards light, rotate your Calathea every time you water to help it grow evenly.


How Often Do I Need To Water My Orbifolia? 

Medium demand – *Always check how damp the soil is before watering*

Water well, and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.

Water type sensitive – Try not to use water straight from the tap because your, Orbifolia is a little drama queen and is extremely sensitive. Use filtered water, rain water or tap water which has been sat out until it reaches room temperature.


What Temperature Is Best For My Calathea?

The recommended temperature for your new house plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy, is between 18 ° C-25 °C.


How Do I Fertilise My Calathea Orbifolia?

Only fertilise your Calathea Orbifolia if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves).

Use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose if you are not sure. Most house plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need to be fertilised.

If you fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients. The nutrients will instead stay in the soil and can cause chemical burns to your house plant.

To avoid chemical burns to your house plant, use a natural fertiliser for your Calathea, like our Silver Soil Booster.


What Humidity Is Best For This House Plant?

High humidity (Between 70-100%) – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by either using pebble trays under your pots, grouping plants close together, misting in the morning, and of course using a humidifier. 


What Is The Best Soil For Calathea?

Houseplant mix – These plants require less drainage then other plants and don’t like to fully dry out between watering. Try 1-part coco coir + 1- part peat free compost + 1-part perlite. If the plant is drying out too quickly in your environment, then use less perlite. Conversely if the soil is staying too soggy add more perlite.

Alternatively, we have the perfect pre-made Houseplant Soil Mix.


Is Calathea Orbifolia Toxic?

Non-Toxic – This house plant is safe for humans and pets.


As with any house plant, please do not repot within 2 weeks of delivery as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.

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