Calathea Lancifolia ꞌRattlesnakeꞌ

Rattlesnake Plant / Calathea

Calathea ꞌRattlesnakeꞌ
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Another Calathea in the Prayer Plant family, the Rattlesnake Plant is native to the Brazilian rainforest, where it thrives in humid, warm, semi-shaded conditions. In Northern climates, it’s best to keep this decorative plant indoors in a sheltered area out of direct sunlight. And decorative it is; leaves are long and flame-shaped, bright green and wavy, with oval-shaped, dark green stripe-like markings. The plant gets its name from the pattern of its foliage, and the leaves become longer as the plant matures. The undersides are an equally striking reddish-purple. In the wild, Rattlesnake Plants produce bright yellow-orange flowers in early summer, though seldom indoors. Prefers somewhat sandy soil for good drainage.

Plant details
Category
Indoor and Tropical Plants
Exposure
IndirectPartial ShadeShade
Rusticity
Zone10
Height
30 inches
Staggering
Flowering

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