Calathea Rattlesnake - MedioCalathea lancifolia
[ Pot Size: 6'' | Height: 10" - 14" ]
Performing best in bright indirect sunlight, the Calathea Rattlesnake produces green leaves with spotted patterns and purple undersides. Here it is planted in a matte-white ceramic pot. Check the soil for dampness once a week. If dry, add about a cup of water, keeping in mind that any excess will build up in the bottom and should be avoided.
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- Geographic Origin: Brazil
- Features: Pet-Friendly
- Growth Rate: Slow
- Great For: Low Sunlight
Plant Care Guide
Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate low light as well. Avoid direct sunlight.
Prefers soil to partially dry out so check about once a week. Thrives in a moist environment with high humidity. Water less in winter when plant is dormant.
Level of Care
Easy! Just avoid direct sunlight and don't overwater.
Calatheas remove toxins that can build up in indoor spaces. A general rule of thumb is 1 medium houseplant per 100 square feet of space effectively cleans the air we breathe.
Feed with a mild liquid, indoor plant fertilizer about once a month during the growing season. Do not fertilize in winter.
Prefers warm conditions 65-80°F. Keep away from drafty windows and air conditioners.
A peaty All-Purpose potting soil with good drainage works best.
Pruning & Propagation
Prune yellow or damaged leaves down to stem. To propagate, large plants can be divided in the spring.
Yes! Calatheas are non-toxic to dogs and cats.