The Calathea zebrina has striking leaves are the attraction for tropical gardeners and indoor plant lovers as well. Calathea zebrina has large, elongated leaves in a dark green colour, with regular bright green stripes coming from the vein. Calatheas grow by means of a creeping rhizome. (They are not at all invasive). Your plant will expand quickly enough to fill a decorative pot or that shady area in your garden. Calatheas require bright indirect sunlight but are tolerant of lower light conditions, making them great indoor houseplants.