There are many species in the Calathea plant family, but one of the most popular is the Calathea zebra plant (Calathea zebrina).As tropicals, caring for zebra plants in the home is not as difficult as some gardeners may think.The leaves, which can grow to 2 feet (.5 m.) in length, arise from a central rosette, rising straight up until a new leaf emerges.
Bright or medium, indirect light.
Keep the soil lightly moist, watering once the top of the soil is just starting to dry out. Avoid soggy soil. You may see better results by using filtered water or rainwater.
To keep your Calathea zebrina healthy grow in fertile, well-drained soil and keep the soil lightly moist. Fertilize monthly through the growing season, situate in bright, filtered light where temperatures range between 65°F to 75°F and create humidity of >60% ideally.