Advent of Calathea Plants and Its Taxonomy Amidst Covid19

Authors : Amera Casan- Malaco

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 2 - February

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People worldwide are turning to the garden to convert their boredom and anxiety during the pandemic. Calathea plants are one of those trending plants that most plant collectors collect due to their attractive leaf venation. Studying its taxonomy helps to preserve its species. Thus the study entitled Advent of Calathea Plants and Its Taxonomy Amidst Covid 19 aims to determine Calathea plants' taxonomy through the Leafsnap mobile application. Also, to assess its mental and health benefits to those plant collectors. Ten respondents were randomly selected, and pictures of calathea plants were taken to process and identified in leaf snap mobile applications. Seventeen varieties of Calathea plants were identified from the ten respondents. These are Calathea picturata, Calathea rufibarba, Calathea lancioolia, Calathea roseopicta (corona), Calathea roseopicta (Dottie), Calathea makoyana, Calathea zebrine, Calathea louisae, Calathea warscewiczii, Calathea ornate, Calathea majestic, Calathea Bella (mosaic), Calathea concinna, Calathea lutea, Calathea setosa, Calathea undulata, and Calathea bachemiana. As to the mental and health benefits of collecting plants, most respondents say that they always feel cheerful when gardening, while two of them say they sometimes feel positive when taking care of plants. Most of them always improved their mood, relieved their stress and anxiety, and enjoyed physical relaxation when taking care of plants, while a few of them often improved their mood, relieves anxiety, and felt physical relaxation.

Keywords : calathea plants, plants health benefits, advent of calathea.


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