CARE GUIDE - Calathea Orbifolia
WATER - Water periodically when roots dry out but do not over water. Keep an eye on the soil, if it feels dry past the first inch then give it a drink. When watering calatheas, use room-temperature water if at all possible. Opting for distilled water is safest. If you don’t have distilled at hand, fill a container with water and let it sit open for at least 24 hours before use. Ensure that the soil is evenly moist, but not soggy. Too much water can cause distress to the plant. Avoid wetting the leaves directly, you want moist soil at all times but not soggy. Good drainage and regular water will help keep your Calathea Orbifolia looking good.
LIGHT - Calathea Orbifolia enjoys well lit indoor conditions. It will happiest in a bright spot with indirect sunlight. Direct bright lighting will damage the leaves and fade the colour. It can survive well in shady spots.
TEMPERATURE - It will react badly to sudden temperature changes. Place it in a comfortable spot in your apartment and don’t move it. The Orbifolia prefer high humidity levels to remain healthy. There are other ways you can create this artificially. Try placing the pot on a pebble tray with a shallow pool of water and spraying it regularly with lukewarm water.
For more information on Calathea care watch this short video, it has some great tips.