Hi I'm Calathea lancifolia but I prefer my cooler name, the rattlesnake plant. I'm native to Brazil and you'd find me hanging around in the Brazilian rainforest. I have really striking patterns on my leaves that you won't forget. I'm part of the Maranta group, which are famous for their spectacular foliage. We all need protection from direct sun, high humidity and warmth in the winter. Avoid placing me near any cold draughts. I'm know for my air-purifying qualities.
I'm in a 14cm pot and I’m 50cm in height.
Love warmth in winter, minimum 10°C please. I love humidity too so try and recreate this for me.
I hate direct sun and cold draughts. Keep me in a shady spot and away from any doors or windows.
LOOKING AFTER ME
I can be quite easy to care for if you keep an eye on me. I like average warmth and partial shade. Keep my compost moist at all times but reduce watering in winter. I prefer soft, tepid water please. Put me on a watered pebbled tray or mist my leaves regularly to recreate the humidity levels I love.
LIVING WITH PETS AND CHILDREN
I’m safe for pets :)
Calathea lancifolia "Rattlesnake plant"