Definition of calathea in English:


Line breaks: cala|thea
Pronunciation: /ˌkaləˈθɪə


  • A tropical American plant which typically has variegated leaves, grown as a greenhouse or indoor plant.
    • Genus Calathea, family Marantaceae: many species, including the zebra plant
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    • The maranta and calathea are other such plants.
    • Good quality calatheas can be produced but careful attention must be given to the production environment.
    • Many calatheas have a red or purple underside to their leaves, which adds subterfuge to their pest resistance.


modern Latin, from Greek kalathos 'basket'.

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