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Prized for its attractively mottled leaves, Calathea, occasionally called prayer plant, makes a handsome addition to any room in your house. There are a number of varieties available, some with rose, white, or yellow leaves. Each one also has a different leaf pattern of colorful spots or blotches. In very warm, frost-free climates, Calathea also can be grown outdoors in the landscape.