What is this houseplant? Calathea

Hi Judy!
Could you kindly tell me what this houseplant is?
It would be a great help if you could teach how to water and take care of it as well.
Thank you for your help in advance! 🙂


Hi Domeneka,

Purple, green, and cream colored Calathea Plant
Calathea Plant

Your plant is a type of Calathea Plant. All Calathea Plants are treasured for their large, oval, distinctly patterned leaves. The beautiful leaves  grow at the end of long stems and require quite a bit of care to stay looking good. It looks like you are doing an excellent job of caring for it. These plant requires high humidity to keep its leaves from getting brown edges and is not an easy-care plant,  but like many unusual houseplants, well worth the effort.

Water: How you water a calathea plant and the water you use is very important. The leaves of calathea plants are easily damaged by the quality of the water you use. Hard water or soft water, water with a high chemical content (fluorine, chlorine, or salt), water that has passed through a softener, or water of poor quality causes leaf tip burn. Use distilled water, rain water, or allow your tap water to sit out over night before using it. Calathea plants like moist but not soggy, soil at all times; never let the plant sit in water. Allow the top 2-3” of the soil to dry out before watering.


You can read my plant care tips for a Calathea in the Popular HousePlant section of the website. The picture is of a different variety, but the care is the same.