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Calathea

Botanical Name:

Calathea

Common Name:

Calathea

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Description

Calathea (Syn. Goeppertia) is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. 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 inflorescences. They are commonly called calatheas or (like their relatives) prayer plants.

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Taxonomy

Order

Zingiberales

Family

Marantaceae

Genus

Calathea

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