(C. lancifolia, C. ornata, C. roseopicta, C. makoyana, C. veitchiana, C. lietzei, and other varieties)
These popular houseplants are loved and adored for their highly ornamental, oblong foliage. Several varieties have such dazzling foliage that it looks as if the patterns were delicately hand painted. Care for Calathea plants do require a bit of a green thumb. However, with a little extra effort, these plants will greatly reward you.