Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake Plant'

£29.99

Calathea lancifolia are a wonderfully showy houseplant. It has upright, lance-shaped leaves with long wavy edges that form in clumps, spreading slowly over time. The leaves are variegated with dark green strokes on a pale green background. The undersides are a burgundy red and velvety to the touch. The Rattlesnake plant is also sometimes known as Calathea insignis.

Pot Size(s): 17cm

Current Height: Approx 55cm

Ultimate height: 60cm

Light: Calathea need plenty of diffused light however direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose their markings. They can tolerate some degree of shade, but the better the light conditions, the more you will be rewarded by fine foliage.

Watering: Calathea must be kept in damp soil at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil. Think little and often as a watering policy.

Temperature: Prefers warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Avoid draughts but ensure the plant has reasonable ventilation.

Additional Info: High humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower room or kitchen from time to time to give an extra boost.

Pot sold separately.