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Calathea 'Ornata'

Calathea 'Ornata'

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Botanical Name:

  • Calathea ornata

Common Names:

  • Pinstripe Plant
  • Peacock Plant


The Calathea ornata, commonly known as the Pinstripe Plant or Peacock Plant, is a striking tropical houseplant renowned for its distinctive and elegant foliage. The leaves are large, dark green, and adorned with delicate pink or white pinstripes that resemble brush strokes. The undersides of the leaves are a rich, deep purple, adding to the plant's visual appeal. Native to the tropical rainforests of South America, the Calathea ornata is prized for its ornamental beauty and ability to thrive in indoor environments.

Care Instructions:


  • Prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. It can tolerate lower light conditions but may not display its full coloration.


  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. Use distilled or rainwater if possible, as Calatheas can be sensitive to tap water's chemicals and minerals.


  • Thrives in high humidity environments. Regular misting, using a humidity tray, or placing a humidifier nearby can help maintain the necessary moisture levels, especially in dry indoor conditions.


  • Prefers temperatures between 65°F and 80°F (18°C - 27°C). Protect the plant from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.


  • Use a well-draining potting mix rich in organic matter. A mix of peat, perlite, and a bit of orchid bark works well.


  • Feed with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in the fall and winter when growth slows.

Styling Tips:

  • Tabletop Display: Place the Pinstripe Plant on a tabletop or plant stand where its intricate leaf patterns can be admired up close. Its elegant foliage makes it a perfect centerpiece or accent piece.

  • Shelf Display: Position the plant on a shelf where it can catch the light and show off its stunning pinstripes. This adds height and interest to your plant displays.

  • Bathroom Beauty: The high humidity levels in bathrooms make them an ideal location for Calatheas. The steam from showers can help maintain the necessary moisture levels.

  • Group with Other Calatheas: Combine the Pinstripe Plant with other Calathea varieties to create a lush, tropical display. The variety of leaf patterns and colors will add depth and visual interest to your arrangement.

  • Modern Decor: The sophisticated appearance of the Calathea ornata makes it an excellent addition to modern or minimalist decor. Use a sleek, neutral pot to highlight its striking foliage.

Feng Shui Tips:

  • The Calathea ornata is believed to bring harmony and balance into the home. Place it in areas where you seek tranquility and positive energy, such as the living room or bedroom.

The Calathea ornata, with its stunning pinstriped leaves and easy-going nature, is a captivating addition to any houseplant collection. Its ability to thrive in various light conditions and its unique appearance make it a standout choice for bringing a touch of tropical elegance to your indoor spaces. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced plant owner, the Pinstripe Plant is sure to add charm and vitality to your home.

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