Most city dwellers know the fight to find the perfect plant that not only brings green interior, but also thrives under the conditions that we can offer for it. Beautiful or richly decorated deciduous plants often have a limited light requirement, which gives us fewer options. Prayer plants – a common name for Calathea, Maranta and other Marantaceae, which are similar (but not identical) plants – could be the perfect plant for weak lighting conditions for them.
About the Calathea
From dark green, velvety leaves to leaves with geometric patterns and chestnut brown subpages form prayer plants some of the most decorated leaves that can be found in nature.
Calathea plants have the reputation of being fussy. Some varieties, such as the White Fusion, are known in the plant community as “drama queens”. But the Marantaceae family (which includes Calathea and Maranta, in addition to Stromanthe and many others who are known as “prayer plants”), is a huge family with a dizzying amount of varieties for houseplant lovers.
Many are less maintenance than this notorious white fusion. Many plants are a hopeless case as soon as the leaves fall off, but most prayer plants are incredibly forgiving and are often “brought back to life” – even if they have abused them for a long time. Under suitable conditions, the Calathea will reward you with fast growth and endless leaves.
Many prayer plants need less light than other popular plants, and with the right care they bring color, geometry and movement. Prayer plants open and close depending on the time of time and incidence of light. Your leaves are attractive on both sides of the leaves and brings a different atmosphere at various times of the day. They are also non -toxic. Households with pets or children don’t have to worry.
Light for Calathea
The light requirement makes this plant an attractive choice for light -shaping households, but please note: These plants thrive poorly in the immediate sun that can bleach the leaves. Place your prayer plant in part of a room that gets weak to light indirect light. In general, the darker the leaves – such as the Calathea Ornata – the lower the light requirement.