Maranta leuconeura (muh-RAN-tuh loo-koh-NUR-uh) var. erythroneura (e-REETH-roh-NYUR-uh) ‘Lemon Lime’ is a very popular variety of Prayer plants. The genus name, Maranta, refers to Venetian botanist Bartolomea Maranti (1500-1571). With each new
Goeppertia rufibarba formerly known as Calathea rufibarba originates in the tropical Americas, hailing primarily from Amazon rainforests in Brazil, and is a member of the Prayer Plant (Marantaceae) family of
Prayer plants are commonly referred to by the genus Calathea (ka-LAY-thee-uh), although the scientific names frequently change. They consist of several dozen perennial species and almost 300 different cultivars. Among
Calathea Musaica has slightly arching mid-green, glossy leaves with mosaic crisscross patterns rather than straight streaks a trademark feature of Calathea plants is their brightly striped leaves. This article shares growing and care info on Calathea musaica.
The leaves of Calathea Zebrina are deep velvet-green with broad parallel bars or stripes in a zebra-like pattern. The stripes extend alongside the veins and from the midvein to the leaf margins. Click on this article for details about Calathea zebrina growing and care.
Calathea warscewiczii (ka-LAY-thee-uh vark-zeh-wik-ZEE-eye) has been through quite the identity crisis compared to other popular houseplants. Going by the common name Calathea jungle velvet (or just jungle velvet), the plant
Calathea orbifolia (ka-LAY-thee-uh or-bee-FOH-lee-uh) is also known as Prayer Plant and is one of the prettiest of the Calathea plant family. Calatheas are members of the Marantaceae or arrowroot family
Calathea Medallion is an indoor foliage plant originating from the New World tropics. Medallion belongs to the Marantaceae family, also called the prayer plant family. Calathea Medallion is a perennial,
Featuring striking, striped foliage, Ctenanthe Burle-Marxii [ten-AN-thee] is an interesting houseplant and perfect for rooms without direct sun. As evergreen perennials, the leaves remain on display throughout the year. It is part
Known as the peacock plant – Calathea makoyana [kal-luhth-EE-uh, mack-oy-AY-nuh] are attractive, colorful foliage plants hailing from Africa, Central America, South America, and the West Indies. There are more than
Calathea Roseopicta (ka-LAY-thee-uh ro-see-oh-PIK-tuh) is the old name for a very attractive, large-leaved perennial member of the Marantaceae family of plants hailing from northwestern Brazil. You may still see the