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Calathea exotica
I don't find this calathea as interesting as other members of the family, but I guess it would make a good background plant if you have a lot of shade. 
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Photographed: At the Hotel Atitlan in Guatemala.
Planting and Care: This plant will thrive in full shade in a warm place where it is watered only when dry.
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My #30 Plant Mystery was solved by Glenn a visitor to my website who lives in Brisbane, Australia. Many Thanks.

 
Calathea fasciata
Photographed:
In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand in 2013.
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Calathea lietzei
Photographed: In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
Planting and Care: This is a shade and water loving plant that is perfect for livening up a shady area of your garden.
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Cathedral Windows, Peacock Plant Calathea Helen Kennedy
This is a wonderful filler plant for pretty deeply shady parts of the garden. It is very decorative. On the left you see the leaf top side and on the right you see the underside.
From: Rainforest environments in Central and South America
Photographed: At the Hotel Atitlan Botanical Garden at Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
Planting and Care: Heat, shade and high humidity will duplicate this plant's native environment. Water frequently, but do lot let the soil become soggy.
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Rattle Shaker (White) Calathea crotalifera
Photographed:
At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Rattle Shaker (Yellow) Calathea crotalifera
Photographed:
At the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Velvet Calathea Calathea rufibarba
Photographed: In the Winter Garden in Auckland, New Zealand.
Planting and Care: Bright light, but no direct sun, and soil that is moist will keep this plant very happy.
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Calathea Triostar
Photographed:
In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
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Calathea zebrina
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Photographed: In the Botanical Garden at the Hotel Atitlan on Lake Atitlan in Guatemala.
Planting and Care:
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These were two of my many plant mysteries solved by our dear friend Inge living in Sweet Home, Oregon.
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Calathea Mystery #1
Photographed: In the Royal Botanic Garden in Sydney, Australia, in 2013.

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