- A particular feature is the habit of the foliage which partially closes at night and opens in the morning.
- A foliage plant: it has dark green leaves which are purple on the undersides. These show themselves when closed.
- This is a tropical rainforest dweller and it likes a humid environment.
- Avoid placing in a draught.
- Keep the compost moist but not wet.
- Keep away from direct sunlight.
Calathea or Prayer Plant with container