Large Calathea Pinstripe
It’s scientifically known as the Calathea ornate and casually known as the Pinstripe Plant. Native to South America, the Calathea loves bright rooms and high humidity but can get accustomed to medium light rooms. About a foot and a half tall and one foot wide, this compact, dark emerald stunner commands attention in any room with its interestingly striped foliage.
Dressed to Impress
Your Calathea ornate gives off an ornamental vibe and highlights any room it’s placed in. It will come dressed to the nines with its sleek, rich, sacramento colored leaves and contrasting strawberry pink pinstripes (sometimes the stripes may appear white). Whether you’re trying to dress up an office space, entertainment room, or entryway, the pinstripe is a head-turner that never disappoints.
Also a part of the ‘Prayer Plant’ or Marantaceae family, the Calathea opens and closes its leaves each day as the daylight moves into night. The leaves also raise or lower slightly when sunlight reaches different points in the day.
Keep it Humid and Filtered
It could be helpful to purchase a humidifier when you bring home your pinstripe plant, as it’s accustomed to weather from the tropics in South America, specifically on balmy rainforest floors. To reenact the lush habitat for your Ornate, it could be helpful to put it in bright, but indirect sunlight, to imitate the tree canopies nearby that normally block layers of the bright sunlight. If the plant receives too much direct exposure to the sun, it could cause the leaves to burn.