Calathea Lancifolia "RATTLESNAKE"
Calathea lancifolia (rattlesnake plant) is a species of flowering plant in the Marantaceae family, native to Brazil. Requiring a minimum temperature of 16 °C (61 °F), it is commonly used as a houseplant in temperate regions.
Why it's called a rattlesnake plant? Native to the Brazilian rainforest, rattlesnake plant thrives in moist, warm, semi-shady climates. Like other calathea plants, it is so named for its attractive foliage and interesting patterns.
Calathe Lancifolia Care Tips:
Light: Bright, indirect sunlight. No direct sun, which will cause brown scorch marks on its leaves.
Water: Aim to keep the potting mix lightly moist; never allow it to dry out.
Mist my rattlesnake plant: Like many tropical indoor plants, your Rattlesnake Plant prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for this plant because these areas tend to be more humid.
Pot your Calathea lancifolia in a container with drainage holes.
If you are looking for a pet-safe houseplant that may be a bit more green and leafy, then try our Calathea. Known as a prayer plant because its leaves fold together, this is a perfect non-toxic plant for your furry friend and easy to look after too.