Do you have calathea in your garden? You also need to have different calathea varieties which can look more beautiful and all these varieties are easy to care.

Calathea plants are considered the most beautiful house plants. Today we are going to discuss calathea varieties that are easy to grow and care for with a guide about them. Calathea is now spreading in different urban gardens and local nurseries. Many people love but someones hate this plant because at the start it is a little challenging to care for. When you understand the need of your plant, you will be having some healthy and easy-to-grow plants in different conditions. So here we will discuss varieties and some basic care guides for calathea.

Basic Care Guide Of Calathea Varieties

A Proper care guide is always required to have a good and healthy plant in your garden. If you are growing any calathea care guide will be almost the same and under the best conditions, you can have a good and healthy plant. 

Below we have listed care Basic needed care guide for calathea.


Protect your plant from bright and direct light but keep it in bright indirect or filtered light. You can simply say that calathea and its varieties are suitable as a window plant and you need to find such a suitable area. Extra light or low light conditions can affect plant growth and size.

While in case of low light, Glow lights are best solution for this, Use glow lights and provide needed amount of light to your plant.


Use of good water at right time is necessary to do. Dechlorinated water, specially filtered and rainwater is suitable for this plant. Always water after understanding the soil conditions and water good until it starts coming out of the drainage hole. The simplest way for checking soil humidity or water requirement need is through your finger and you can also do it via stick to understand soil conditions. Always water after understanding the conditions, so you will never face many problems.


Humidity is necessary for most houseplants, especially for calathea. The low humidity level will change the color of the leaves and their color will also vary. A Humidifier is the best solution against this and it can increase the humidity of a specific area in which you can add more plants that need more humidity. Many people mist the plant leaves to increase humidity, we have discussed many times that it is not going to increase any humidity but maybe you can get rid of some pests and insects.

How Many Calathea Varieties Are Available?

About 60 different calathea varieties are available and we have listed the 10 best varieties here. These are easy to grow and care while it is not hard to grow it.

10 Best Calathea Varieties

Calathea Varieties: Calathea lancifolia

Calathea varieties Lancifolia

Calathea lancifolia dark green, thin and wavy leaves with small dots over these leaves, make this plant valuable.

Calathea Varieties: Calathea Concinna

This oval-shaped calathea is very easy to care for. I must say that it is considered one of the easiest plants to care for in the calathea genus. I must recommend you add this plant to your collection, because of its beauty and ease to care.

Calathea Varieties: Calathea White Fusion

Calathea White Fusion

I hope that you will be understood the name and the image will be confirming that it is having white and green variated leaves with purple color variation also. It is a very beautiful color combination and not too big a plant, which means you can handle it easily. This calathea variety is my favorite because of its beautiful leaves and I have grown it in my house.

Calathea Varieties: Calathea Orbifolia

Calathea Orbifolia

That’s a big plant in calathea varieties with big green leaves. Leaves are having medium yellow color lines over them which makes them more beautiful.

Calathea Varieties: Calathea Rufibarba

Calathea Rufibarba

Lush green leaves plant Calathea Rufibarba is one of the soft calathea plants and should be in your houseplant collection.

Calathea Varieties: Calathea Zebrina

Calathea Zebrina

Calathea Zebrina is also known as the zebra plant, this plant’s leaves have two different color combinations with dark and light green.

Calathea Varieties: Calathea Ornata

Calathea Ornata is easy to care and it is famous because of its variations on the leaves. Pink lines and variated leaves with some purple color make this plant amazing.

Calathea Varieties: Peacock plant

Peacock plant

Have you ever seen this plant before? is it like Peacock? yes, surely it is. The Peacock plants is having medium-sized leaves with some beautiful green and white variations, and mainly small inserted leaves design on the surface of the leaves make this plant unique and amazing.

Calathea Varieties: Calathea Roseopicta

Calathea Roseopicta

Ring-type variegated leaves are amazing on this plant. The first ring is dark green, then the pink ring, and again a medium green inside with a pink line in the middle. It also has a small variation of purple color at the start of the leaves.

This plant comes in two variations, in the second one it has white lines instead of pink ones and both of these are really beautiful.

Calathea Varieties: Calathea Musaica

This green color leave plant has multiple green small lines in the dark, medium, and light colors.


Which One Of These Calathea Varieties Is Easy To Care for?

Calathea Rufibarba and Calathea Freddie are the two easiest calatheas according to growncares. Because they need less maintenance and both these varieties are beautiful, so no issue with that. As a beginner gardener, these two plants are amazing.

Which One Of These Calathea Varieties Is Difficult To Care for?

Calathea White Fusion is one of the hardest plants to care and it is because for some reasons. Humidity is the main reason and we don’t recommend it for newbies in gardening.

So after reading all this stuff at growncares! which one is your favorite calathea plant?