Calathea lancifolia Rattlesnake plant is an evergreen perennial

Last update: October 28th, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Calathea lancifolia Rattlesnake plant is an evergreen perennial, growing to 60–75 cm (24–30 in), with slender pale green leaves to 18 in, heavily marked above with dark blotches, purple below.

The Calathea lancifolia Rattlesnake plant likes indirect sunlight. These plants want well-drained, but moist, soil. They like a pH of 6.1 to 7.3. The plant requires a minimum temperature of 61 °F, and it is commonly used as a houseplant in temperate regions.

The bottom side of the leaves are purple, with the top of the leaves having “alternating small/large dark green ellipses”. The plant’s leaves fold together at night, and unfold again in the morning.

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