This gorgeous plant is loved for its elegant silver/green contrast round leaves which add a simple but contemporary look to any room is graces with its presence. Is at it's happiest when in a humid environment - try a bathroom or kitchen to really watch it flourish.
Also Known as: Prayer Plant
Origin: South America, Bolivia
SIze: 18cm nursery pot
Height: 90 cm
Light: Bright indirect light
Watering: Keep the soil moist. Do not allow to dry out.
Humidity: Needs high humidity, keep happy with regular misting and the wiping down of leaves.
Air Purifying? Yes
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How to look after your Calathea Orbifolia
Bright Indirect Sun with partial shade.
Try to keep the soil consistently moist. Water once the top inch of soil is dry.
This plant drinks up humidity. Mist twice a day or place in a steamy bathroom to prevent crispy edges.
Feed once a month through Spring and Summer.
History of Calathea Orbifolia
Calathea Orbifolia is. a type of Prayer Plant native to Bolivia, South America. It is an ornamental plant loved for its large contrast leaves. In the wild it lives in partial shade with damp soil and lots of humidity.
Why is it called a Prayer Plant?
Prayer Plants get their name from their ability to fold their leaves up at night like praying hands.
Why do they do this?
They open their leaves during the day to absorb as much sunlight as possible, allowing photosynthesis to take place. In the evening, when there is no more light source, why they fold them back however, is still in debate. Some believe it to prevent bacteria and fungus from forming on their leaves, whilst other believe its solely due to their circadian rhythm. Receptors in the plants leaves respond to light in what is called nyctinastic movement ( like muscle that flexes and relaxes when exposed to a light source).
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