Suited and booted, this beautiful indoor plant is dressed for success. The smartly pinstriped leaves, fine pink lines on a racing green background, raise it above the ordinary; and the pop of purple colour from underneath each leaf is like a flash of silk lining in a Brioni suit.We love pinstripe Calathea for its sharp striped leaves, the rich under-leaf colour, its happiness in shady interiors
APPEARANCE: Tropical foliage plant with large broad very dark green leaves striped pink in a herringbone pattern, pink-purple underneath, on long stems. USES: Indoor plant, tropical accent planting. PLANTING: Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight. Prefers moisture-retaining soil or a good quality potting mix. Needs temperatures over 15C CARE: Water regularly during the first 12 weeks and regularly once established. Mist regularly if air humidity is low, and wipe the leaves gently with a damp cloth to free them of dust. Prefers to be watered via rainwater or distilled water. Apply a nitrogen rich slow release fertiliser every three months for vibrant healthy foliage. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 60cm H x 30cm W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. These are shipped inside pots for protection in transit.