Calathea is a houseplant from the Marantaceae family. Its botanical homeland – the warm and forests of South America, today it is widely grown at home. As a rule, the height of its representatives reaches up to 70 cm, but in indoor breeding, you can often find more compact species – 30-50 cm. The main wealth of kalatea is its leaves. They are most often located on long cuttings. Their leaf plate is most often green, decorated with an intricate pattern of spots and colorful stripes. Flowers appear in spring and summer. They are spike-shaped inflorescences, painted in a variety of shades.