Calathea setosa ‘Grey Star’

(9 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Calathea setosa ‘Grey Star’

Common Names: Grey star Calathea, Grey Star Prayer Plant, Grey Velvet Calathea

Overview: Calathea setosa “Grey Star” is a stunning tropical plant that is known for its unique and eye-catching appearance. The grey star gets its name from its distinctive foliage, which features deep green leaves with bold, silver-grey stripes that create a striking contrast. The edges of the leaves are slightly ruffled and fuzzy, giving them a soft texture that makes them even more appealing.

This plant prefers bright, indirect light and high humidity, making it an excellent choice for indoor spaces such as bathrooms or kitchens. It is relatively easy to care for, requiring regular watering and occasional fertilization during the growing season.

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A Shining Star of the Prayer Plant Community

Calathea setosa, also known as the Velvet Calathea, is a member of the Marantaceae family and is native to South America. This plant has been enjoyed for centuries for its unique appearance and is considered a symbol of tropical beauty.

The Calathea setosa was first discovered and named by Carl Ludwig Willdenow, a German botanist, in 1805. Since then, it has become a popular houseplant around the world, known for its vibrant foliage and easy care requirements.

In its natural habitat, Calathea setosa can be found growing in the dense forests of Brazil, where it thrives in the warm, humid environment. The plant is often used in traditional medicine in South America, where it is believed to have healing properties.

Caring for your Grey Star Calathea

Today, the Calathea setosa is a popular choice for indoor gardens and collections, thanks to its unique appearance and easy care requirements. With the right growing conditions and care, this plant can thrive for years and add a touch of tropical beauty to any home or office.


This plant prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves.


Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. Calathea setosa prefers moist soil, but overwatering can cause root rot. Ensure that the soil is well-draining.


This plant thrives in high humidity. Misting the leaves or placing a humidifier nearby can help create the right environment.


Calathea setosa prefers warm temperatures between 60°F (15°C) and 75°F (24°C).


Fertilize the plant monthly during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.


Prune the plant to remove yellow or damaged leaves.

9 reviews for Calathea setosa ‘Grey Star’

  1. Charlena Goodman (verified owner)

    I’m also very pleased it arrived in great condition it is a beautiful plant thank you so much for the hard work and care with the packaging

  2. Cynthia B. (verified owner)

    Plant looks great. A little smaller than expected.

  3. ELIZABETH (verified owner)

    Nice foliage on plant. Very tall and substantial! Boxed where there was no damage to plant.

  4. Samona (verified owner)

  5. Myrtis B. (verified owner)

    Another beautiful plant…arrived in great condition; the vibrant green and red colors are just awesome. Love it!

  6. Brandi N. (verified owner)

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Healthy, thriving & hope she continues this way.

  8. Lynette A. (verified owner)

    My plant arrived on time and in perfect condition. It is also beautiful. Thank you Plantvine!

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plantvine is a great company!

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