Can you identify my houseplant?

My boyfriend brought this home, but is not sure of the name. I have 2 cats and know many plants can be toxic to them, so before we put this plant somewhere in the house, I need to know the name. If
we decide to keep it,do you know why the leaves are turning brown?

As an aside, could you please include in the description of all lilies that they can be deadly toxic to cats. I work at an emergency veterinary clinic and see too many cats with lily toxicity!

Thanks in advance

Hi Ashleigh,



Your plant is a type of Calathea. Calathea are non- Poisonous HouseplantsIn her new book, Don’t Feed Me to Your Cat!, plant care professional Judy Feldstein shares information about twenty-five common houseplants, each with various levels of toxicity, and the possible consequences if your pet or child snacks on them..  The ends and sides of Calathea leaves turn brown when the plant needs more humidity. There are complete care instructions for a Calathea in the Popular HousePlant Section of the website. You can read all about humidity and how to increase it in the Glossary of the website.