Bringing the Outdoors Indoors: Calathea

Prized for its attractively mottled leaves, Calathea, occasionally called prayer plant, makes a handsome addition to any room in your house. There are a number of varieties available, some with rose, white, or yellow leaves. Each one also has a different leaf pattern of colorful spots or blotches. In very warm, frost-free climates, Calathea also can be grown outdoors in the landscape.

Why We Love It: This plant provides lots of color even when grown in low-light conditions.

Name: Calathea concinna

Growing Conditions: Low light; water every two to seven days; 65-75 degrees F; avoid direct sunlight.

Size: 6-24 inches tall