With its distinctive markings, wide range of ‘designs’, and relatively easy-care routine, it’s not hard to understand why the ‘Calathea’ variant of houseplants is currently so popular in the the world of plants. Each variety stands out from the next with some of them having the most stunning intricate designs seen on foliage, and all are known for their air-purifying qualities they make them an instant winner in any home across the UK.
Calathea Zebrina is a member of the Marantaceae family and originates from the tropical rainforests of Brazil, so it is used to hot and humid conditions, enjoying warmth and hot air, so a top up of misting to help replicate its' natural environment should help it feel right at home.
Roughly translating as ‘zebra-striped basket’ because of the obvious zebra-like leaves, this lovely little plant comes directly from brazil. The foliage if covered in broad stripes that can grow up to 40cm long, and they curl up at night, then uncoil in the morning as the sunlight comes in.
(All plants come in plastic grow pot unless otherwise stated).