Calathea Ornata 'Painted Lady'

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Size: Medium
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Painted Lady

Calathea ornata 'Painted Lady' or 'Pinstripe' a cultivar of the Calathea ornata species, is a striking tropical houseplant known for its exquisite foliage. This variety boasts broad, lance-shaped leaves adorned with bold, contrasting stripes, reminiscent of an artist's brushstroke. The intricate patterns of deep green and bright pink create a captivating visual display, earning it the moniker "Painted Lady." Renowned for its preference for moderate humidity and indirect light, this Calathea exemplifies both botanical elegance and sensitivity, making it a prized choice among plant enthusiasts seeking a vibrant and ornamental addition to their indoor spaces.


Type: Plastic Nursery Pot

Size: Medium :: 4 Inch Diameter

Size: Large :: 6 Inch Diameter 

Plant Care
Light: Provide your Calathea ornata 'Painted Lady' with bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight or use sheer curtains to diffuse light.

Temperature: Keep your Painted Lady in a warm and consistent environment with temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposure to drafts or temperatures below 60°F (15°C).

Humidity: Calathea ornata 'Painted Lady' thrives in high humidity. Increase humidity levels by misting the plant regularly, using a humidity tray, or employing a humidifier. Grouping plants together can also create a more humid microclimate.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your Painted Lady when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels dry. Use lukewarm, non-chlorinated water and ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot. Adjust the watering frequency based on the plant's needs and the surrounding humidity.

Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure good aeration and moisture retention. Adding perlite or orchid bark can improve soil drainage.

Fertilization: Feed your Calathea ornata 'Painted Lady' with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid over-fertilizing, which can lead to salt buildup in the soil.

Pruning: Trim or remove any yellowing or damaged leaves as they appear to maintain the plant's appearance and redirect energy to healthy growth.

Repotting: Repot your Painted Lady when it becomes root-bound or outgrows its container. Spring is usually the best time for repotting. Choose a slightly larger pot to allow room for growth.

Pests: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites and mealybugs. If you notice any infestations, treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.