Calathea

calathea thailandCalathea of the Botanical family Marantaceae, prefer wet, shaded, jungle type environments within the garden, but, with regular watering, can also prove a very durable pot plant throughout Thailand and the Tropics…

Originally native to South and Central America, there are dozens of different varieties, all with equally handsome leaf patterns. Some of the more well known ones are C.metallica, C.lancifolia and C.makoyana.

The decorative properties and toughness of the leaves mean they are often used to create handicrafts, or for wrapping food.

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