Calathea, is the former name, and often synonymous with, the genus Goeppertia. Plants in this genus are members of the Marantaceae family and are nicknamed Peacock plants for their beautifully ornate, colourful and patterned leaves. 

They are humidity loving, shade dwelling plants, perfect for terrariums or shaded gardens. Whilst these plants are renowned for their fussy, diva attitude, once acclimated and given suitable conditions they are well worth any extra effort put in to get them established.