Like a painted piece of Art, Calathea Rattlesnake is a gorgeous plant that, combined with its air purifying qualities and a relatively speedy growth habit, is definitely one of our all-round Calathea Stars!
Green marks, thin and long foliage made this plant earn its Rattlesnake name, and its outstanding "plantsonality" is so distinctive that you could easily recognize it from the distance.
It is Pet Friendly!
Balance inspiring plant: Calatheas respond to morning light, they spread their leaves when the sun is rising and close them in the evening when the sun sets working in accordance to our earth's natural rhythms
Also known as Calathea Lancifolia
Connect to Nature's Rhythms again and enjoy each moment with your Calathea Rattlesnake at home!
Calathea Rattlesnake Care Guide
Provide Bright diffused light, as direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose its precious markings. Rattlesnakes grow on the canopy floor, so they can tolerate shade, but will grow much better with indirect light
Keep soil moist but don't let it sit in water as it is susceptible to root rot. Little and often is a good watering policy
Warm to high temperatures are preferred, ideally between 18-23° C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Please keep away from draughts
Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust, so that it can breathe properly
High humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower from time to time to give an extra boost
Calathea Rattlesnake General Information
From tropical Rainforests of South America
Can grow as tall as 60 cm and a fairly speedy grower