Solved Houseplant name please.

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    Nabbed this little rooted section from one of my son's houseplants last weekend...no idea what it is though. Your help greatly appreciated yet again folks. Thanks.IMG_20211020_142909_hdr.jpg
     
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      It reminds me of a Calathea/Maranta but the colour is not right. :scratch:
       
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        :yes: I think you're on the right track there Vicky :love30:.

        I've just found this online a Calathea Lancifolia ....what do you think? Not forgetting that mine is just a baby.

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        The underside of one of my leaves is beginning to turn red.:scratch:

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          pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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          I think its a Maranta, but there are different ones, Maranta (plant) - Wikipedia

          The brighter light levels might bring out the leaf markings better.
           
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            On second thoughts, Calathea as @Victoria said and yourself @Upsydaisy .

            Just ignore me, I've just poked my nose in halfway through.:biggrin:
             
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              I had originally thought perhaps the original lighting was perhaps not right for it. The red underside sort of confirms it too.
               
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                Oh Ok Pete thanks ....I think the markings of the Maranta do look a bit different to be honest.
                 
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                  Vicky one of the leaves is a bit scorched, although son's girlfriend is very good with plant care, I think a bit of TLC is called for and it's probably in a bit of shock still from having to endure a 3 hour car trip without soil. Poor little mite.

                  Thanks though, at least I can now read up on it's care requirements. :)
                   
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                    I never know what the correct name is for these plants. I have a few types. I call this one Calathea burle marksii because it's the nearest I could find when I did a Google search.
                     
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                      Ok.. Thanks Michael, I'll look that one up too to see if the care needs are the same or similar.
                       
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                        I keep them in a shady position and water when very dry. Sometimes the leaves curl up when they need water. I don't think they like soggy soil.
                         
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                          Thanks everyone for your help..:grphg: x
                           
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                            This is a modern cultivar and may have evolved from Goeppertia (used to be Calathea) insignis. and/or lanceolata. Many varieties have red/maroon undersides, my Calathea surprise star has.:smile:
                             
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                                The leaf colour underneath suggests to me it's a Maranta (Prayer plant). The leaves will curl at night and unfold again in the morning.
                                 
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