Genus of tropical plants, native to America. Evergreen, herbaceous perennials, grown mostly for their ornamental foliage, as indoor plants.
Latin name: Calathea zebrina "Humilior"
They grow in partial shade, in moist but well-drained, humus-rich soils.
Plant in flowerpots.
Propagated by division.
Herbaceous perennial with bicoloured, light green and dark green leaves.