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Calathea is a genus of tropical plants known for their striking, patterned foliage. Native to South America, Calathea plants are popular as houseplants due to their decorative leaves, which often feature intricate designs in shades of green, white, pink, and purple. The leaves can also have a contrasting underside, often purple or maroon.

Calatheas thrive in bright, indirect light and high humidity. They prefer well-draining soil and should be kept consistently moist, but not waterlogged. These plants are sensitive to fluoride and chlorine in tap water, so using distilled or rainwater is recommended. 

Calatheas are admired for their ability to move their leaves in response to light, a phenomenon known as nyctinasty, where leaves rise and fall from day to night. This makes them a dynamic and interesting addition to indoor plant collections.

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