Calathea setosa ‘Grey Star’

(6 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.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships March 31st - April 7th.
$ 35.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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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.

6 reviews for Calathea setosa ‘Grey Star’

  1. Samona (verified owner)

  2. Myrtis B. (verified owner)

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

  3. Brandi N. (verified owner)

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Healthy, thriving & hope she continues this way.

  5. Lynette A. (verified owner)

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

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plantvine is a great company!

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