May 19, 2018
Have you ever grown a rattlesnake plant? How about a peacock plant? A zebra plant? All of these are forms of calathea!
Let’s explore the delightful and fun world of this gorgeous and popular houseplant. With many vivid variations, this leafy plant can be a perfect addition to your living space.
In some areas of the world, they’re useful as well as decorative. Calathea leaves are used to wrap a specific type of tamale in Guatemala, for instance. In Thailand, calathea leaf rice containers are popular amongst the tourist trade.
But enough about the uses of calathea. Let’s get on to what it is and how to grow it!
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