The Peacock plant has all the elegance and beauty of a Peacock’s tail, which is why it has been given its rather glorious name. The leaves are pale green with a dark green feathered effect from the middle of the leaf to the outer edges. When new leaves grow they are rolled up and show off their pinkish-red undersides; giving it another splash of color.
Occasionally you may find it labeled as “Prayer Plant” but this is probably a mislabel as the “Prayer Plant” is strictly a Maranta and therefore belongs in the Marantaceae family. Although (and we promise it won’t get any more complicated than this) the Marantaceae family also includes the Calathea genus, so basically the plants are both closely related, they look very similar and essentially have the same care requirements.