Calathea Ornata (The Pin Stripe Calathea)


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With good leaf volume and vivid colouring, Calathea Ornata (the Pin Stripe Calathea) is a statement houseplant that attracts attention. The Calathea species originates in the tropical jungles of Thailand, Africa and South America.

As well as being an attractive feature in European homes, the large flat leaves of Calathea have been put to practical use by many native tribes. Traditionally, the Columbian Nunak people used Calathea leaves to make quivers for the poison blowpipe darts that they used when hunting.