Calathea are also called peacock plant, zebra plant, and rattlesnake plant. Calathea can come in many various shapes and sizes. The leaves and foliage are different depending on the variety of plant you choose. The leaves stay away from the stem of the plant and will move in response to temperature differences and light differences. Calathea can grow into large houseplants.
How to keep me happy:
Calathea do not like direct light at all, in fact they will lose their markings if they are in direct sunlight. North window or north side of the house is best. Calathea likes to be moist all the time, not wet and sitting in water, but moist. Calathea also need humidity to stay alive.
** Not recommended for beginners**
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