||Prefers warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Avoid draughts and ensure the plant has reasonable ventilation.
||Calathea need plenty of diffused light however direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose their markings. They can tolerate some degree of shade, but the better the light conditions, the more you will be rewarded by fine foliage.
||Calathea must be kept in damp soil at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil. Think little and often.
||A peat based potting mix will be required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is one mixture that will be fine.
||Ultimate height up to 100cm. Calathea orbifolia is a moderately fast growing houseplant. Leaves can grow to 30cm in width.
||You'll need to re-pot once every two years, during spring.