Prayer Plants: Calathea or Maranta? The last houseplant I bought for myself (and not for a client) was a prayer plant. What drew me to it? Well, I was intrigued by the striking multicoloured striped leaves, its smaller habit, and yes, the common name (because who can’t use a little more prayer in any form?) But did I buy a Maranta or a Calathea?
Source: Gardening 101: Prayer Plants