Calatheas, often referred to as "Prayer Plants" due to the way their leaves move upwards at night, are renowned for their beautifully patterned leaves. Originating from the tropical rainforests of the Americas, these plants have become popular houseplants worldwide. Their intricate designs, ranging from feathery patterns to bold stripes, can add a touch of elegance to any indoor space.
Apart from their visual appeal, Calatheas are known to be somewhat finicky and require a certain level of care to thrive. They're sensitive to their environment, making them a symbol of dedication for many plant enthusiasts. Their preference for high humidity, distilled water, and indirect light showcases the importance of mimicking their natural habitat. When given the right conditions, Calatheas reward their caregivers with a stunning display of foliage and, for some species, occasional flowers.
For those looking to introduce a touch of the tropics to their home or office, Calatheas are an excellent choice.
For a more detailed care guide on Calatheas click here.
Where do I come from?
Calathea plants in general are native to the tropical regions of Central and South America.
Calatheas prefers bright indirect light to partial shade, with no prolonged exposure to direct sun.
They need to be watered regularly and don’t like to dry out between waterings, so keep soil slightly moist.
They love humidity so place it in a watered pebbled tray or place containers of water around your plants which can increase the moisture in the air. It will also benefit from regular misting.
The bathroom can also be a great spot.
Am I Pet Friendly?
For any pet parents out there - this houseplant is non-toxic.
What size am I?
I come in a 14cm pot.