How to care for your Calathea

While all plants in the Calathea family have roughly the same care, there are some unique things you should know about each individual species. These will help you better understand your plant and build a relationship with it.

Looking for our plant care basics?

view plant care
image of species

What's a Calathea?

Botanical Classification: Marantaceae (family)


Calatheas are known for their bold patterned foliage. These eye-catching plants has The leaves of most Calathea varieties fold up slightly during the night time, revealing the often colorful undersides of their striking leaves. 

Calatheas are considered relatively easy to care for, but they like an environment with higher humidity (like a kitchen or bathroom) and their soil to stay consistently moist.

Fun Fact

Most Calathea varieties are pet-friendly!

Pictured Left: Calathea Medallion
plant mom
Calatheas love moisture and humidity, so mist often!
- Plant Mom

plant friends and family

related product image
Small - $35

Tradescantia Zebrina

Shop now
related product image
Medium - $65

Parlor Palm

Shop now
related product image
Small - $35

Red Prayer Plant

Shop now
Calathea Peacock

Calathea Peacock

Elegant and expressive with patterned leaves.
Relatively low maintenance, Low to Medium indirect light

Didn't find what you were looking for?

contact support