Calathea lancifolia (Rattlesnake Calathea)
Calathea lancifolia is a colorful member of the prayer plant family, Marantaceae. Calatheas are often called 'prayer plants' because of their unique leaf movements: they raise and lower their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm. We love the way the Rattlesnake shows off its pretty purple underlay at night! The Rattlesnake Calathea does have some specific care needs to keep it happy but the striking textures and markings of this plant are sure to make it all worth while!
Light: Too much direct sunlight will cause these vibrant colors to fade so keep your Rattlesnake in bright but indirect light, in the middle of a bright room or in a window without direct sunlight.
Water: Water frequently over the summer. During active growth the Calathea likes to stay moist...but not waterlogged. If the leaves start to turn yellow this could be a sign that you are overwatering. in winter water less allowing the first 2" of soil to dry between waterings.
Humidity: These tropical beauties love a little extra humidity. if you live in a arid environment investing in a humidifier could be helpful or sit your plant on a pebble tray.
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