Calatheas can be fussy and the Orbifolia is no exception. Its attractive foliage and well-balanced profile attracts smitten owners, some of whom sadly watch the lovely plant slowly disfigure itself and decline. Why? Because love is not enough.
Orbifolias require high humidity and consistent soil moisture to thrive. Owners who brag about how easy it is to keep Orbifolias often fail to mention they live in a tropical area. If your home is dry, you’re at a disadvantage. Medium, filtered light is best.