The Zebra Plant
The Calathea Zebrina can be kept well in the house. The velvety, oblong, variegated leaves are the striking features of this lowland tropical plant. This plant will colour the house in places where other plants do not like to be. The lime and emerald green stripes add a pop of colour to any space. In addition to the living room, of course, it fits perfectly in dark locations, such as in the hall.
Calatheas are also known as “prayer plants” due to their leaf movement. They tend to raise their leaves at night and lower them during day. Being a forest floor dweller, it is thought that this is done to capture as much sunlight as possible. The Medallion Calathea is pet friendly as it is not toxic to humans or pets.
Prayer Plant likes diffused, indirect light, in a humid environment so kitchens and bathrooms are ideal along with regular misting and your plant will thrive. Wipe Calathea’s leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust, so that it can breathe properly. This plant is safe around children and pets.
Calathea Plants are tropical plants, often grown as houseplants for their beautiful, brightly coloured, upright, ovate leaves. There are over 300 different types of Calatheas, many being hybrids created by tissue cultures. Indoors, a Calathea is a table plant or short bush that rarely gets bigger than 60cm tall and wide. Flowers, if produced, are white, small and formed in spikes.