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Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' Prayer Plant


Discover the allure of the Calathea Lancifolia, affectionately known as the 'Rattlesnake' plant, originating from the lush tropical rainforests of Brazil. Its moniker stems from the striking resemblance of its vibrant lance-shaped leaves to the intricate patterns found on the skin of reptiles. Adorned with rich shades of green, these leaves feature dark green ovals and undulating edges, while boasting a captivating purple underside. This trendy botanical masterpiece flourishes in bright light and thrives in environments with high humidity, making it an ideal choice for adorning sunny bathrooms or gracing kitchen countertops.

Key Features:

  • Botanical Name: Calathea Lancifolia
  • Common Names: Rattlesnake, Prayer Plant
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Native Range: Brazil

Product Details:

  • Light Preference: Flourishes in medium to bright, indirect light; tolerant of lower light levels but avoid direct sunlight to prevent leaf scorching and color fading.
  • Watering Frequency: Requires high moisture levels; maintain evenly moist, well-drained soil, allowing the surface to slightly dry between watering sessions. Opt for filtered tap water or rainwater to prevent sensitivity to hard water or additives.
  • Humidity Preference: Thrives in high humidity environments.
  • Temperature: Prefers warmth within the range of 60-85°F.
  • Soil Type: Flourishes in regular potting mix or peaty mix with slightly acidic, airy, and well-draining properties.
  • Pruning: Trim as needed to eliminate brown or dead foliage.
  • Feeding: Fertilize every couple of weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during the growing seasons of spring and summer.
  • Propagation: Propagate through root division.
  • Growth Habit: Exhibits an upright, bushy growth pattern, reaching heights of up to 2 feet; generally benefits from repotting every two years.
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets; exercise caution with children and pets around all plants.

Elevate your indoor oasis with the exotic allure of the Calathea Lancifolia, an enchanting botanical masterpiece that adds a touch of tropical splendor to any living space.