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One of the many types of Calathea this has abundant and very attractive broad silvery striped green leaves. It is native to Bolivia in South America.
Neediness: does require care specifically to ensure that a humid environment is maintained. Remove dust with a damp cloth to unblock the leaves pores. This will help the plant breathe.
Watering: keep the soil moist but not soggy and do not allow to dry out. This plant should be misted regularly to recreate the effects of a humid environment.
Ideal location: bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, studies and bedrooms
Rate of growth: can grow relatively tall for a Calathea, up to 2.5ft
Temperature: keep at normal room temperature, this plant does not like sudden changes in temperature and will not cope with a temperature lower than 12°C.
Pets: this plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs
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