Plant: Calathea ornata

Calathea plants have remarkable leaves with patterns that distinguish the different types within this family. It is good to know that Calathea is not an easy plant, they demand a cool (18 – 23 degrees) and rather dark environment, which makes this plant suitable for dark places and corners. If they are on a spot that is too hot, the leaves will start to crimp. Also the plant needs a high atmospheric humidity, which can be created by placing the plant in a larger pot, with a little bit of water in the bottom. (Keep in mind that too much water in the pot can cause the root to rot).

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