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Number of plants found: 6    

Calathea altissima, Goeppertia altissima, Calathea

Calathea altissima, Goeppertia altissima

Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowers

Calathea altissima, Goeppertia altissima, Calathea


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Calathea vittata, Goeppertia elliptica 'Vittata', Prayer Plant

Calathea vittata, Goeppertia elliptica 'Vittata'

Prayer Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

This attractive, low maintenance houseplant is a small shrub that typically reaches 2-5 feet in height. Its ornamental foliage shines best in semi-shade and may earn the nickname "Prayer plant" due to its unusual growing habit, in which the leaves stand at attention during the day and fold in prayer at night.

Regular watering, although not too excessive, is recommended for this houseplant to continue its vibrancy. Water it about once or twice a week, and allow the soil to dry between waterings. Moderate water is recommended for best results and to minimize the risk of root rot.

Calathea vittata is also suitable for outdoor growing in USDA hardiness zones 9-11, although take caution of sudden temperature changes. Plant it in a soil that drains well, and provide multiple hours of shade and protection from temperatures below 40°F. Since it's native to tropical climates, it can be grown in a pot in colder regions and brought indoors during extreme temperatures. When the weather warms up and plants come back outside in the following year, it's important to gradually reintroduce it to direct sun, as the leaves will burn if exposed too quickly.

With lush foliage and effortless upkeep, the Prayer Plant is a contemporary favorite among gardeners. Unlike most other plants, its unusual growing habit adds to its charm. Its striking leaves make it great for indoor decor, and relatively easy to take care of.




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Goeppertia insignis, Calathea lancifolia, Calathea insignis, Rattlesnake Plant

Goeppertia insignis, Calathea lancifolia, Calathea insignis

Rattlesnake Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazi
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Calathea prefers moist, shady, jungle-like conditions in a garden and is also often grown as potted specimens. When it is used as a house plant, the leaves should be sprayed with water several times a week. Propagation is by root division. Water with soft water. Keep uniform high humidity and temperature.





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Goeppertia veitchiana, Calathea veitchiana, Prayer Plant
Goeppertia veitchiana 'Flamestar'

Goeppertia veitchiana, Calathea veitchiana

Prayer Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Ecuador
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliage



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Goeppertia zebrina, Calathea zebrina, Calathea

Goeppertia zebrina, Calathea zebrina

Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central America, El Salvador to Panama
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersOrnamental foliage

Mostly grown in gardens for the handsomely patterned foliage. Calathea prefers moist, shady, jungle-like conditions in a garden and is also often grown as potted specimens. When it is used as a house plant, the leaves should be sprayed with water several times a week. Propagation is by root division. Water with soft water. Keep uniform high humidity and temperature.





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Calathea zebrina - Zebra Plant

This variety has velvety patterned ovate leaves which are light green in color with darker green stripes, like Zebra stripes. The underside of the leaves are purple and not always visible because leaves grow horizontally (although some will curve or grow more upright).

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Calathea sp., Calathea
Calathea x bicajoux 'Cobra Pink'

Calathea sp.

Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central and South America and the Caribbean
USDA Zone: 10-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallGroundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliage

Mostly grown in gardens for the handsomely patterned foliage. Calathea prefers moist, shady, jungle-like conditions in a garden and is also often grown as potted specimens. When it is used as a house plant, the leaves should be sprayed with water several times a week. Propagation is by root division. Water with soft water. Keep uniform high humidity and temperature.

Some of the Calathea species have been reclassified as species of the Ischnosiphon, Maranta and Goeppertia genera.





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