Medium Calathea Pinstripe
Also known as the Ornata, the Calathea Pinstripe is native to the tropical regions of Colombia and Venezuela. Their unique leaves are a deep green with silvery to pink veins that look like pinstripes. Like other Calatheas, the Picturata will fold up its leaves at night, and then "bloom" open to greet the sunshine, giving it the nickname “prayer plant.”
CALATHEA PINSTRIPE CARE
The pinstripe Calathea loves light and should be kept near a bright window, but not in the way of the direct sunlight. These plants can be finicky, so you might experiment with different spots until you can make your Calathea happy. If you see brown spots or crispy edges to the leaves, move the plant to a place with less light.
These plants like moist soil, so water when you feel that the top inch or so of the soil is dry. They love humidity, so if you do not have a humidifier, you can put pebbles in a tray and place the pot on top. Any excess water in the soil will drain into the tray and keep the roots humid without adding too much moisture to the soil.
The Calathea Pinstripe can grow up to 3 feet tall in the right conditions, and the plant is likely to go through a period of dormancy in winter. Propagation can be done through root division or by separating new shoots from the original pot.