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Rattlesnake plant - Calathea Lancifolia

$40.00

Plant Description Rattlesnake plants have long, slender, pale green leaves shaped like a lance with dark green border and markings. The leaves have wavy edges which emphasises the marking and beauty of the...

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Plant Description

Plant Description

Rattlesnake plants have long, slender, pale green leaves shaped like a lance with dark green border and markings. The leaves have wavy edges which emphasises the marking and beauty of the leaves. It has purplish red on the undersides that are soft to the touch. The striking leaves with the vibrant colour grow in a bunch. 

Native to the Brazilian rainforest, rattlesnake plant thrives in shady, moist and warm climates. The plant gets it's name from the sand-coloured flowers it produces which looks like a rattlesnake's tail. In its natural habitat, Rattlesnake plant blooms in late spring to early summer, though it's not likely to bloom indoors. The main attraction of this plant is their gorgeous foliage. With their vibrant colour and distinct makings Rattlesnake plant would add texture and brighten up any interior.

Plant Specifications

Size

Small 35 - 50cm 

Difficulty 

Easy

Pet Friendly

Yes

Light

Prefers bright to medium indirect light. 

Water

Water moderately and keep the soil moist in summer months but not soggy. Reduce frequency over winter, though don’t let the soil dry out for too long. The plant also benefits from occasional misting especially during winter months when the air is dry.
Plant Specifications
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Common version