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Do Calathea leaves grow bigger?
Like a lot of low light plants, Calathea tend to grow fairly slowly. They are considered to grow at a moderately fast rate, but they will not grow and spread out over their pots and become a problem. In fact, Calathea plants usually will only grow to about 2 feet in height and then stop.
How do I make Calathea Orbifolia bigger?
For the fastest growth, make sure the calathea grows in bright indirect light and hydrate it just enough to keep the soil slightly moist. Most Calathea orbifolia plants grow to about 2 ft. (0.6 m), but some can become taller. The luscious, glossy oval-shaped leaves grow to about 30 cm wide.
Do calatheas close at night?
Calathea is also special for another reason: it closes its leaves at night and opens them again in the morning! This is the reason why Calathea is also called the 'living plant'. The plant owes this ability to a small 'joint' between the leaf and stem.
How quickly does Calathea grow?
However, once those conditions are maintained, these tropicals will thrive and grow rather quickly, often reaching a mature size of one to two feet tall in a year.