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Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' - 6" Pot

Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' - 6" Pot

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Introducing the Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' - A Serpentine Beauty for Your Indoor Oasis

 

 

Botanical Name: Calathea lancifolia 'Rattlesnake'

Common Name: Rattlesnake Calathea

 

 

Plant Origin: Brazil

 

 

Description of the Foliage: The Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' is a captivating variety known for its unique, snake-like patterns on the leaves. Each elongated leaf features dark green markings resembling the skin of a rattlesnake, making it a truly eye-catching addition to your indoor space. The underside of the leaves boasts a beautiful purple hue, adding to its allure.

Why Choose This Product and Why Does It Make a Good Houseplant and Office Plant?

  • Exotic Aesthetics: The Rattlesnake Calathea's striking foliage adds an exotic touch to your interior decor, making it a conversation starter.
  • Low Light Tolerance: It thrives in low to moderate light conditions, making it ideal for spaces with limited natural light.
  • Air Purification: This Calathea variety excels at purifying the air, contributing to a healthier indoor environment.
  • Natural Elegance: Its unique appearance and calming presence can reduce stress and enhance well-being.

Plant Care Guide:

1. Light Requirements:

  • Foot Candle: 50-150 foot candles
  • Place your Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' in low to moderate indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can damage the leaves.

2. Watering:

  • Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Use lukewarm water to avoid shocking the plant.

3. Temperature and Humidity:

  • Maintain a temperature range of 65-75°F (18-24°C). This Calathea prefers high humidity levels, so consider using a humidifier or misting the leaves regularly.

4. Soil and Fertilization:

  • Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. Fertilize your Rattlesnake Calathea every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer.

5. Pruning and Maintenance:

  • Trim any yellowing or damaged leaves to encourage new growth. Gently wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and maintain their vibrant appearance.

6. Toxicity:

  • Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' is non-toxic and safe for pets and children.

7. Pests:

  • Check for common pests like spider mites or mealybugs regularly. If needed, treat and prevent them with our "Damn Bug! Organic Pesticide." You can find it here.
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