The Calathea: Pinstripe is paired with our Prospect Planter, an earthenware pot measuring 5.5" tall and 7" wide. Your plant height and length may vary slightly. It comes potted in our soil mix to increase plant health, longevity, and growth. The Prospect Planter does not have a drainage hole. It has a layer of porous lava rocks lining the bottom to ensure proper drainage. The Prospect is named after Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
Medium: 5.5" H x 7" WSize Guide
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The Sill Plant Promise
We guarantee our plants up to a year from purchase date.
Thrives in medium indirect light.
When potting mix is half-dry to dry, about 2" down.
Normal to Humid
Normal to slightly higher humidity will do.
Origin: Colombia and Venezuela
Calathea ornata, or pinstripe calathea, is a colorful member of the prayer plant family, Marantaceae. Calatheas are often called 'prayer plants' because of their unique leaf movements — they raise and lower their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm. This phenomenon is called nyctinasty. Plant movements are controlled by a flux of water pressure in the pulvini, which are the nodes at the base of the leaves. Scientists theorize that these movements are meant to follow the sun and catch as much light as possible — an essential trait for a forest-floor-dwelling plant!