This Rainforest Native Will Add Exotic Color
Like all prayer plants, the Calathea Ornata is known for its remarkable foliage. Its dark green glossy leaves are accented with pink pinstripes and a reddish purple underside. Though the Pin Stripe is not without some care requirements, it pays you back amply in beautiful color.
Native to South American rainforests, the Pin Stripe Calathea thrives when you keep it true to its natural habitat: no direct sunlight, high humidity and no exposure to cold. For best results, water regularly and keep your Pin Stripe moist, but not wet or saturated. You may want to mist the leaves twice weekly. Make sure to keep the Pin Stripe away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. The higher humidity in a kitchen or bath is a good spot for the plant if you’re keeping it indoors. It is possible to keep the Pin Stripe outdoors, especially on patios, porches or decks. It will add amazing hues to beds and borders.