Native to the Brazilian rainforest, the rattlesnake plant thrives in moist, warm, semi-shady climates. If conditions are just right, the plant produces bright, yellow-orange blooms in late spring and early summer.
Calathea rattlesnake plant in a footed pot. Keep Thea out of direct sunlight to avoid scorching her beautiful leaves.
About Calathea Rattlesnake Plant
The scientific name is Calathea lancifolia.
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One of the best indoor ornamental houseplants, Rattlesnake Calathea has long, medium green leaves with dark decorative spots. The undersides of the leaves are a deep purple. A beautiful accent plant for the home or patio, Calathea lancifolia can grow up to 30” tall. This Calathea is one of the most resistant to tip-and-edge-browning, being virtually free of that cultural issue. As with others in this family, keep the soil evenly moist and grow in a well-drained potting mix.
Quite the scene stealer, this 6” bold and bright beauty has roots in the tropics of Brazil, so her wavy, tricolored leaves thrive in warm, semi-shady environments with humidity or frequent mists. She’s settled into a playful, footed ceramic pot that’s sure to be a conversation starter.