Calatheas are stunning foliage plants in the Marantaceae family, or prayer plant family. There are many types of Calathea that come in a beautiful array of showy foliage and there is sure to be at least one for anyone’s taste! In fact, there are nearly 300 different cultivars, but only a small number are readily available. In general, they all like bright, indirect light, high humidity and fairly moist soil. Let’s take a look at different calathea plants that are available. Calathea Varieties Rattlesnake Plant, or Calathea lancifolia, is one of the most beautiful and easiest to grow types of Calathea. The leaves are narrow with beautiful darker green spots on the leaves. The undersides of the leaves are a maroon color. The species name lancifolia comes from the fact that this plant has lance-shaped leaves. The Round-Leaf Calathea, or Calathea orbifolia, has large, round leaves that contain alternating darker […]
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