Praying Marantas and Curling Calatheas
Calatheas are sometimes referred to as prayer plants, and this may cause confusion. Prayer plants and Calatheas are both part of the Marantaceae family, but each belongs to a different genus within that family. Prayer plants belong to the Maranata genus while Calatheas belong to the Calathea genus. Both are grown for their leaves, and both need similar care.