"Another winner is Calathea - and there are a ridiculous amount of varieties to choose from! First, there's the prayer plant (Maranta), but that's a commonly chosen one. What about the peacock plant (calathea makoyana)? Or the zebra plant (Calathea zebrina)? There's also Calathea orbifolia, which is Katy's favorite! The varieties are as dizzying as the mosaic-esque leaves, each one more beautiful than the other. They very rarely bloom indoors, but the Calathea Crocata (Flowering Calathea) has large orange flowers that demand admiration. This one is my (Michelle's) favorite. They like indirect light (to part-shade) and humidity, but are easy to maintain otherwise. Typical growth is about 1-3', they're pet-friendly, and fairly forgiving for a plant of this beauty."