Calathea Vittata Calathea Vittata is particularly eye-catching as it appears almost hand-painted. Like most members of the Marantaceae or "Prayer Plant" family, Calathea 'Vittata' has a habit of opening and closing its leaves as day transitions to night. Its leaves are a stunning reminder of the beauty of the natural world.
A good bright spot within a room or conservatory without direct sunlight is advised. Too much direct sun will cause leaf burn.
During the growing season ( May - Aug) water frequently. Always keep the soil moist (not waterlogged). During the winter cut this down and only water when the top soil has become dry to the touch.