|Botanical Name||Platycladus Orientalis|
|Purpose||decoration , air purification|
is a genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. They are commonly called calatheas
or (like their relatives) prayer plants
. About 200 species formerly assigned to Calathea
are now in the genus Goeppertia
Calathea currently contains around 60 species. Native to the tropical Americas, many of the species are popular as pot plants due to their decorative leaves and, in some species, colorful inflorescences. The young leaves and bracts can retain pools of water called phytotelmata, that provide habitat for many invertebrates.