Plant Variety: Calathea

Plant Variety: Calathea

Calathea plants come in various stunning varieties, each with its unique foliage patterns, colors, and characteristics. Here are some popular Calathea varieties:

  1. Calathea orbifolia:

    • Features large, round leaves with silver-green stripes.
    • Leaves have a prominent pattern resembling the tracks of large cats.
  2. Calathea lancifolia (Rattlesnake Plant):

    • Long, lance-shaped leaves with dark green patterns and wavy edges.
    • The undersides of the leaves are often a deep purple.
  3. Calathea zebrina (Zebra Plant):

    • Characterized by zebra-like stripes on the leaves.
    • The pattern resembles the stripes on a zebra, adding a bold contrast.
  4. Calathea roseopicta (Rose-Painted Calathea):

    • Various cultivars within this species showcase different colors and patterns.
    • Some have pink or red hues on the leaves, contributing to a "rose-painted" appearance.
  5. Calathea makoyana (Peacock Plant):

    • Known for its striking peacock feather-like patterns on the leaves.
    • The combination of green, cream, and purple colors resembles a peacock's tail.
  6. Calathea medallion:

    • Features round leaves with a distinctive medallion-like pattern at the center.
    • The pattern consists of concentric circles, creating an eye-catching effect.
  7. Calathea ornata (Pinstripe Plant):

    • Large, lance-shaped leaves with pink stripes and dark green borders.
    • The undersides of the leaves are often a rich purple.
  8. Calathea warscewiczii (Jungle Velvet):

    • Known for its velvety, dark green leaves with a unique pattern.
    • The leaves have a deep purple undersurface.
  9. Calathea crocata (Eternal Flame):

    • Features bright orange flowers, adding a splash of color.
    • The leaves have a green and silver pattern.
  10. Calathea musaica (Network Plant):

    • Known for its mosaic-like leaf pattern, resembling a network or mosaic.
    • The intricate pattern adds an artistic and decorative touch.
  11. Calathea louisae (Jungle Mask):

    • Large, elliptical leaves with prominent veining.
    • The leaves have a distinct mask-like pattern.


These varieties showcase the diversity within the Calathea genus, offering plant enthusiasts a wide range of options to choose from based on their preferences for foliage patterns, colors, and overall aesthetics. Each variety may have slightly different care requirements, so it's essential to understand the specific needs of the Calathea species you have.