Calathea
From £14.99

Calathea

From £14.99

This beautiful houseplant is also known as the prayer plant because its leaves burst into life in the morning before closing again in the evening, just like praying hands. A striking botanical that likes the shade and will make a real statement in your indoor jungle.

Care needs: Easy Care PlantsPet-friendly: YesLight level: Low Light

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I’ve got beautiful patterned leaves which move up and down like praying hands.

The leaves on this beautiful botanical can be pin-striped, rose painted or peacock patterned. The underside of the leaves are pretty stunning too, so we'd recommend placing it somewhere where you can get a glimpse of both.

Also known as the prayer plant, the leaves on this beautiful houseplant close up at night and open up again in the morning, just like praying hands.

Originating in South America, the Calathea spent much of its life under the dense jungles, which is why it likes the shade rather than direct sunlight.

If you have pets, the Calathea is a great plant to have. Take a look at our guide on pet-friendly plants.to find out what other houseplants are great for your furry friends.

Please note that as this is a natural Calathea mix, the variety of Calathea will vary from the photo.

Other names: Maranta leuconeura, Prayer Plant

Care

This beautiful Calathea should be watered once every 7-10 days and we’d suggest you keep checking the soil especially during Summer to ensure it hasn’t dried out. Treat it to a little mist every week or so to keep those leaves looking lush and don’t forget to dust them too!

A medium-light to bright spot is perfect for these beauties – just be careful in the Summer months as they don’t love direct sun, as it can scorch their leaves. Trim off any discoloured leaves as they grow to ensure they look perfect and encourage new growth too!

Don’t forget to keep it out of draughts and away from radiators. It will thrive in medium light and high humidity so is perfect for a bathroom or kitchen.

Calathea Care Guide

Calatheas are all about gorgeous leaves, bringing colour and movement into your home. The patterns can be pin-striped, rose painted, or even peacock patterned. Each leaf pattern makes your Calathea unique.

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  • Elegant plant hope it is easy to care fir

    Margaret H 4 months ago

    5 / 5

  • A beautiful plant which was beautifully packaged. Very impressed & will be ordering with you again soon

    Angela 1 year ago

    5 / 5

  • This plant was given as a gift, the recipitant was very pleased and said the plant arrived safely, healthy and with a very nice pot.

    Jenny 2 years ago

    5 / 5

  • Very healthy and happy plant as ever.

    Valerie W 2 years ago

    5 / 5

  • Fab plant in a gorgeous grey pot. Really brightened up my living room and arrived super quickly. 5* service!!!

    Jane 2 years ago

    5 / 5

  • Arrived quickly as always from The Little Botanical and in great condition. Fits the spot I had for it perfectly!

    Emma 2 years ago

    5 / 5

  • Lovely healthy plant and he seems to be loving his new home in the bathroom ! Well packaged - thanks !

    Nicola L 2 years ago

    5 / 5

  • The plant arrived safely, well watered and well packaged. This Calathea has beautiful leaves and seems happy in my bedroom. Seems like a low maintenance plant but an interesting one to spruce up a room with some colour and interesting patterns. Will certainly be using this company again!

    Emily C 2 years ago

    5 / 5

  • This is a stunning plant. And it really does move its leaves - I jumped the first time I heard them lol. So impressed with the quality.

    Claire 2 years ago

    5 / 5

  • I was in two minds about this plant for so long as I wasn't sure about the leaves opening and closing throughout the day. I decided to go for it and I'm so glad I did. It's a gorgeous plant that I've had lots of compliments on and I love how it moves throughout the day. Would highly recommend!

    Teresa 2 years ago

    5 / 5

  • A very beautiful plant that arrived well packaged and in great condition. Fairly easy to look after although I discovered they’re not keen on tap water!

    Sarah 3 years ago

    5 / 5

  • Great plants well packaged and soil was well moist, pretty difficult to look after, as you have to really monitor the conditions they are in, mine has already started showing brown dry leaves at the tips after 3-weeks, but great overall service from the team

    Nathaniel 3 years ago

    5 / 5

  • I bought this for a friend as a moving in present to brighten up the place. It also had to be pet friendly. It really is a beautiful plant!

    April 3 years ago

    5 / 5

  • Beautiful patterned leaves on this plant. I love how the leaves close up at night. Arrived in fantastic condition and well packaged. The pot is also great quality and fits the plant perfectly - could not recommend the product or service of the company enough!

    Michelle_Beth 3 years ago

    5 / 5

  • Stunning leaves - real statement plant. Arrived in perfect condition and is really thriving. Gorgeous pot too. ?

    Helen B 3 years ago

    5 / 5

  • Can not recommend highly enough! I ordered a beautiful calathea and could not have been more delighted! I got the variety I asked for, and it’s incredible! So glossy and healthy with lots of new growth. I am in love! I am so impressed, will definitely be back to TLB X ?

    Helen 3 years ago

    5 / 5