Classification of Calathea Ornata

Calathea is a plant which has interesting leaves. It can decorate your house with its leaves even though it does not have pretty flowers like other plants. Calathea has a number of types and Calathea Ornata is one of them.

What is the classification of Calathea Ornata? You can read about it below including some other information that you need to know about this plant.

Calathea Ornata Classification

According to the Gardening Brain site, here is the biological classification of Calathea Ornata.

    • Family: Marantaceae (Arrowroot family)
    • Genus: Calathea
    • Species: C. Ornate

As explained on the Britannica site, Marantaceae is the player plant or arrowroot family and it composed of about 31 genera and about 550 species. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals or as a source of edible starch as cited from Britannica. These plants are native to moist or swampy tropical forests especially in the Americas, but also in Asia and Africa.

Some Common Names of Calathea Ornata

There are a number of common names of Calathea Ornata plant. Those include:

    • Pink Calathea
    • Pinstripe Calathea
    • Pinstripe Prayer Plant
    • Calathea Ornata pinstripe

Features of The Calathea Ornata

As explained on the Gardening Brain site, here are a number of features of the Calathea Ornata.

  • On the Gardening Brain site, it is explained that calathea ornate is a terrestrial plant.
  • The height and spread of an average indoor plant are usually around 2 feet.
  • This plant grows taller in the outdoor and wild environment.
  • This plant has mature leaves which the length ranges from 5 to 8 cm and the width is around 5 cm.
  • When bloom season comes, there will be beautiful orange flowers on your plant. You can see the pink Calathea flowers which are small, oval and they grow on spiral bracts.
  • Same as other prayer plants, Calathea Pink Stripes is non-toxic and pet-friendly. So, this plant is a good houseplant that you can grow in your house and you do not have to be worried if you have kids and pets.
  • By having this plant, you will get the added benefit of air purification.

Types of Calathea

According to the At Home With Hues site, here are 16 types of Calathea plants.

1. Calathea Lancifolia – Rattlesnake Plant

Calathea Lancifolia – Rattlesnake Plant
This type is a green plant which has purple underside on the leaves. The leaves have pattern which alternates between small and large ellipses. They need a lot of heat and humidity and also good drainage. In nature, they can produce small yellow flowers late spring.

2. Calathea Orbifolia – Round-Leaf Calathea

Calathea Orbifolia – Round-Leaf Calathea
This plant has an interesting foliage which is bright green and has silvery striped patterns. It also has unique silvery underside. This plant needs a lot of time and maintenance. So, if you are a new gardener or you have a lot of things to do, it seems that this plant is not suitable for you to have.

More about: Calathea Orbifolia profile and care guide

3. Calathea ‘PPooo5’ – Network Calathea

Calathea ‘PPooo5’ – Network Calathea
You can notice this variety by its bright green leaves with small yellow geometric-like dots which cover the leaves. The leaves of this plant have a scalloped pattern where it adds texture to any room they are placed.

4. Calathea Makoyana – Peacock Calathea

Calathea Makoyana – Peacock Calathea
The name is suitable for this variety because it has beautiful pattern on the leaves. The leaves of this plant are rounded, but they less slender than its cousin, the Rattlesnake Calathea. However, they have the same markings.

5. Calathea Ornata – Pinstripe Calathea

Calathea Ornata – Pinstripe Calathea
This plant has shiny and colorful striped foliage which are the same as a pinstripe. It has large round leaves in a vibrant green and also light pink stripes where it looks like they have been sketched on. Compared to other Calatheas, this variety is easier to care for.

6. Calathea Concinna – Calathea Freddie

Calathea Concinna – Calathea Freddie
This plant has elongated, tapered leaves with bold, zebra-looking stripes. The plant can grow 2 to 3 feet and every leaf can be around 4 to 7 inches. If you are successful in blooming this plant, you will see the white flowers which appear from the centre of the plant.

7. Calathea Roseopicta – Medallion Calathea

Calathea Roseopicta – Medallion Calathea
This variety has dark green leaves with a light green center and detailed borders. It looks like paint strokes which cover the foliage.

8. Calathea Misto

Calathea Misto
This variety is easier to care for than other calatheas. So, if you are a beginner gardener, it is good for you to have it. This plant has hardy, thick foliage, so it is more resilient to lower humidities and temperatures. It has round leaves with wavy textures edges.

9. Calathea Ornata – Beauty Star Calathea

Calathea Ornata – Beauty Star Calathea
This variety looks the same as pinstripe Calathea because they are cultivars of the Ornata species. However, the difference is that Beauty Star Calathea has a lighter green splodge on each leaf.

10. Calathea Roseopicta – Corona Calathea

Calathea Roseopicta – Corona Calathea
From all of the Calathea genus, it is one of the most popular one. It has the crown because its striking foliage. Their leaves are rounded and have pointed tips. The leaves are also light green, silvery with a dark, vibrant green outline. When new foliage grows in a curled manner, there is the vivid purple underside of the leaves.

11. Calathea Roseopicta – Dottie Calathea

Calathea Roseopicta – Dottie Calathea 'Black Lipstick'
This plant is a bit darker than some others and it has large, dark green foliage with crimped-like wavy edges. They have leaves which are mostly deep green and they have pops of light pink which outline the shape of the leaf and run down the center.

12. Calathea Roseopicta – Rosy Calathea

Calathea Roseopicta – Rosy Calathea
This plant is the most vibrant and colorful out of all the Calathea types. The foliage of this plant is covered in pinks and purples. Some leaves of the plant are almost pink entirely. However, others are silvery green and have heavy streaks of vibrant color.

13. Calathea Rufibarba – Furry Feather

Calathea Rufibarba – Furry Feather
Same as other types, it has unique foliage. However, this plant is not colorful as other Calatheas, except for their muted maroon underside. One thing that makes this plant special is the small hair-like, velvety underside. This plant also can be bigger than most and can grow over 3 feet tall.

14. Calathea Crocata – Eternal Flame

Calathea Crocata – Eternal Flame
It has fierce and fiery-looking yellow and orange flowers. Usually, it has a deep green and purple foliage with wrinkled, rounded leaves.

15. Calathea Zebrina – Zebra Calathea

Calathea Zebrina – Zebra Calathea
The Zebrina plant has velvety foliage of light green, leaves which are shaped like egg and it has dark green stripes like zebra stripes.

16. Calathea Ornata – Sanderiana Calathea

Calathea Ornata – Sanderiana Calathea
This type is also easier to care for, you can read first here. It needs medium to high humidity. It has white-pink stripes where they compliment the dark green leaves and purple underside.

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