If the 'regular' Calathea is special, Calathea Bicajoux Gecko is extraordinary. The stunning leaves on this plant have a painterly quality about them and the pinkish flowers are equally beautiful. Did you know that the flowers can last up to twenty weeks?
The Calathea is native to the Amazon Rainforest in South America and grows on the forest floor, where there's plenty of shade. It thrives in shady spots. This is a stunning and decorative plant with variegated foliage.
What makes it even more unique is that it 'whispers': the plant closes its leaves at night and opens them again in the morning, which is sometimes accompanied by a rustling sound. These plants are excellent air purifiers.
Calathea Warscewiczii may have the trickiest name of them all, but it's also one of the most unusual plants. The leaves are extremely soft, almost velvety. This plant is nicknamed the 'peacock plant' because of the decorative purple colour on the underside of the leaves and the emerald colour on top.
What makes Calathea Rufibarba so beautiful is its long, wavy leaves. They range in colour from light green to grey-green on top and deep red on the bottom.
'Triostar' was named after its tri-coloured leaves in playful patterns. With pink, white, and green leaves, this Calathea is entirely unique. Artificial light gives this plant a lovely pink glow.
Calathea Orbifolia has distinct leaves that are broad and round, with large, blotchy veins. Every plant seems to have a slightly different colour pattern!
Were those spots a mistake by Mother Nature? Not at all! The striking pattern is what makes Calathea Insigne so unique! The underside of the leaf is a fresh green colour with dark green spots.
Makoyana is one of the most striking Calatheas, with silver-green to olive green leaves that fade to a reddish colour. If you look closely you'll see dark green lines on either side of the midrib. The underside of the leaf is also worth a closer look. It is silvery white with reddish purple spots.
A real eye-catcher in any room, Calathea Sanderiana Ornata has round, broad leaves and wide spotted veins. The white veins against a neutral green background make this Calathea particularly striking.