Calatheas are part of the ‘prayer plant’ family, Marantaceae. Various plants in this family move their leaves up at nighttime and lower them in the daytime in accordance to a circadian rhythm. They move their leaves by changing the water pressure in their pulvini, the swollen nodes at the base of the leaf, along the leaf stalk (petiole). It is believed that these movements are meant to follow the sun’s movement in the sky in order to maximize light absorption.
Comes in a 4" nursery pot
Bright, indirect sunlight. NO DIRECT SUN
Water weekly allowing top soil to dry out between waterings.