Calathea Setosa Ctenanthe Exotica Large Prayer Plant Verdant Lyfe
Calathea Setosa Ctenanthe Exotica Large Prayer Plant Verdant Lyfe
Calathea Setosa Ctenanthe Exotica Large Prayer Plant Verdant Lyfe
Calathea Setosa Ctenanthe Exotica Large Prayer Plant Verdant Lyfe
Calathea Setosa Ctenanthe Exotica Large Prayer Plant Verdant Lyfe
Calathea Setosa Ctenanthe Exotica Large Prayer Plant Verdant Lyfe

Calathea Exotica Large Prayer Plant

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The Calathea Setosa XL Ctenanthe Exotica Prayer Plant is a stunning herbaceous perennial. Its silvery green leaves are striped with dark green. The underside of each leaf is purple, which is a striking contrast to the patterned top. These Calathea's are not as picky as some other Calathea's and get nice and tall. They do fold up at night as they are part of the prayer plant family which is stunning to see.  These are about 40" tall from bottom of pot to top of plant and regularly push out new growth. 

Originating from the tropical rain forests of South America, this plant is perfect for growing in a pot in your living space. It can spread outwards to between 6 inches and 2 feet wide and can grow to 6 inches and 3 feet in height.

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot Standard plastic 6 or 8-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.
  • Selene Planter - Porcelain 6-inch pot ceramic marble planter with drainage hole and matching rose gold ceramic tray. The planter measures: 7.5" x 6.5" x 6.5" and weighs approximately 3.7 lbs. We recommend placing your plant in the nursery pot inside it to make it easy to water and transplant. 

For added humidity, our Lyfe Rose Gold Signature Mister will make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty. We also recommend adding our Plant Shield & Shine to your order for routine maintenance and pest prevention.  

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Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

About the Plant
Botanical Name
Calathea Setosa XL Ctenanthe Exotica
Common Names
Exotica Calathea, Large Prayer Plant
Plant Type
Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size
12 inch to 5 foot tall and spreads 6 inch to 2 foot wide
Sun Exposure
Indirect to Bright Indirect
Soil Type
Moist but well draining
Soil pH
Bloom Time
Flower Color
Yellow, purple, white
Hardiness Zones
Zone 11, 12; grown as a houseplant in all climates
Native Area
Tropical rainforests of South America, principally Brazil
Toxicity/ Pet Friendly
Non-Toxic and Pet Safe
Shipping & Returns

All our plants ship exclusively with UPS to ensure they arrive timely and in good condition. We ship most of our plants Mondays & Tuesdays to most of the USA to ensure they arrive speedy to your location. If you order on a Tuesday after 12 PM ET it is possible that we would not ship it till the following Monday.

We monitior the weather in each destination location to maximize the shipping time and utilize thermal protection to ensure that the plant is protected. You can add a heatpack or thermal bag to your order if temperatures at night fall below 40 degrees.

You can visit our shipping policy to learn more.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Susan H. (Roseburg, US)
Most Awesome 🤩

I love the Calathea Sertosa so much. I had to purchase another one and the are just Beautiful plants. They are so easy to care for. You did find that one likes the sun more then the other. So I had to figure out where it went. FOUND IT TOO. I took photos 6 to be exact but I couldn’t figure out how to put them here. So you have to go by their photos and they are just as awesome.


I love the Calathea Setosa. I have 2, I would love ❤️ to get three more. Later for those. The 2 I have are beautiful and set literally witch for the sky in the AM


Because I have looked everywhere for plants like I get from Verdant Lyfe and they do not compare in plant, looks, size, and all over general health. Besides when I get a box from VerdantLyfe OMG 😱 it’s like Christmas. I know what I have ordered but it’s so exciting to open those boxes and see that most times not even a leaf is dented. They are awesome people. Susan