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Color Full™ Vittata Prayer Plant

Calathea elliptica 'Vittata'

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Color Full Vittata Prayer Plant (Calathea elliptica 'Vittata') at Country Basket Garden Centre

Color Full™ Vittata Prayer Plant in full

Color Full™ Vittata Prayer Plant in full

Height:  20 inches

Spread:  18 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Other Names:  syn. Goeppertia elliptica

Group/Class:  Leafjoy Houseplants

Brand:  Proven Winners


A popular houseplant featuring elegant cream colored leaves with bold, dark green stripes; foliage folds up at night; thrives in low to medium light; needs consistent moisture and humidity, mist with distilled water frequently in drier environments

Features & Attributes

Color Full™ Vittata Prayer Plant's attractive pointy leaves remain creamy white in colour with prominent dark green stripes and tinges of buttery yellow throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

This is an herbaceous evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture stands it apart from other indoor plants with finer foliage. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Color Full™ Vittata Prayer Plant can be expected to grow to be about 20 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It will benefit from a regular feeding with a general-purpose fertilizer with every second or third watering. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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