There are several dozen species in this genus. Native to the tropical Americas, many of the species are popular as pot plants due to their decorative leaves and, in some species, colorful inflorescence. They are commonly called calatheas or (like their relatives) prayer plants.
*Leaves will change color under different lighting environments*
For best results:
- Bright indirect light
- Direct light can scorch leaves
- Loves higher humidity
- Water when top few inches of soil is dry