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Calathea - Rattlesnake

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Calathea insignis is an evergreen perennial that forms clumps of narrow, erect, wavy-edged, lance-shaped leaves that are pale green with dark blotches and purplish red on the undersides that are soft to the touch. In nature, Rattlesnake plant lives in warm and moist areas of the rainforest. It needs plenty of warmth and moisture to thrive.

Origin: Brazil.

Botanical name: Calathea lancifolia/ insignis

Family: Marantaceae.

Suitable: Indoor.

Max height: 76cm.

Toxins removed: N/A.

Pet Friendly: Non-toxic. 

Water: Moderate. Achieve moist, but not soggy soil during warmer months. Reduce watering on cooler months, allow soil to dry out before watering.

    Light: Indirect bright sun-light. Leaves will be damaged in direct sun.

        Temperature: 18°C - 24°C. Ideal room temperature.

        Humidity:  High. 50%+. Gently mist leaves once a week with distilled water.

        Soil: Well draining potting mix.

        Fertilizer: Once a week in spring & summer.