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The Calathea is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. There are a large number of species in the genus. The Calathea is native to the Americas. The Calathea ornata, commonly called Pin Stripe Calathea has striking leaves, which are the attraction for tropical gardeners and indoor plant lovers as well. Calathea ornata has dark green leaves with a light cream to pinkish pinstripe (hence its common name). Calatheas grow by means of a creeping rhizome. (They are not at all invasive). Your plant will expand quickly enough to fill a decorative pot or that shady area in your garden. Calatheas require bright indirect sunlight but are tolerant of lower light conditions, making them great indoor houseplants. Never allow roots to be soaked with standing water but they do enjoy continuous availability of water in their soil. Water often to obtain this condition (with good drainage). Reduce watering in winter.
Check out the other varieties of Calatheas we grow in the Easy Care Range and in the Decorative Indoor Range