Calathea sanderiana


Calathea sanderiana in a 12cm pot with a height of approximately 35cm. Comes in plastic nursery pot.

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Genus Information

Calathea is a Genus of plants that are found in the humid understory of tropical forests throughout the Americas. They are known as Prayer Plants due to their ability fold their leaves up during the night and then unfurl them in the morning in order to access the filtered sunlight on the forest floor. Kept for their varied and vibrant foliage they will not flower indoors despite flowering in their natural habitat.nn

Care Requirements – Moderate

Light requirements

Calathea sanderiana likes to be in an area with bright sunlight, however direct sunlight may scorch its leaves so direct midday sun should be avoided.

Watering requirements

Pin-Stripe Calatheas like to be kept in moist conditions although it is important that they have good drainage as they won’t be happy sitting in water. The best method to create these conditions is to water the plant little and often.

Humidity requirements

Calathea sanderiana requires a location with high humidity such as a kitchen or a bathroom. It can survive in a location with normal humidity if misted regularly.


Pin-Stripe Calatheas will reach a height of 1-1.5m and will reach a spread of around 0.5-1m and are fast growers.


Calathea sanderiana is native to South America.n


Calathea sanderiana does not produce flowers when grown indoors.n


Pin-Stripe Calatheas produces purple, green and white foliage and has an upright habit. This plant is considered non-toxic.

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