My “medallion-like” leaves appear to be painted with brushstrokes of deep green and fuchsia tones. Watch my leaves furl up each evening and unfurl each morning.
The calathea was given its common name, prayer plant, because its leaves fold together at night, like praying hands. If you’re up early enough you’ll see those leaves relax at sunrise, to collect all the day’s rays.
Keep me somewhere in bright light but out of direct sun.
Keep my soil moist but not wet at all times; make sure to water me less frequently in winter.
Feed me once a month in spring and summer.
Mist me regularly to help me pretend I'm still in the jungle!
If I look sad try giving me tepid and distilled, filtered or rain-water.