Calathea // lancifolia

Commonly known as: rattlesnake

Calathea lancifolia is known for its ruffled edges and the eye-catching oval-shaped pattern painted across its leaves, thus it's name rattlesnake. In Brazil, you can even find the rattlesnake leaves being used to wrap food or in art. 

Calathea varieties include some of the most stunning tropical foliage plants in the world and are often confused with their close relative Maranta or the “prayer plant”. These plants grow on the bed of the tropical forest and have large leaves to catch the dripping water from trees.

Bright indirect light, but no direct sun. Sun will fade the beautiful markings on the leaves.

Prefers high humidity and moist soil. Regular small amounts of water is ideal, but be careful not to drown the plant.

Care level
These plants needs some care

Safe for cats and dogs


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