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Calathea Rattlesnake

SCENTIFIC NAME: Calathea lancifolia

KNOWN AS: Prayer Plant

CLIMATE (LOCATION): South America | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This Calathea has beautiful leaves with a unique pattern. The leaves are slender and have bright magenta undersides.

Calathea Rattlesnake Care

This plant likes to stay moist, but not too wet. Check the soil often during summer to see if it's starting to dry out. In winter, you can be a little less careful and allow the top inch or so to dry out before watering again.
Your Calathea will thrive in medium to bright, indirect light. Try to keep it away from rays of direct light as this will likely scorch the leaves and fade the pretty leaf patterns.
They love humidity. If the humidity level is not right, their leaves will turn brown.
This plant can adapt to average indoor temperatures, but it will not do well if it gets cold drafts or if the air is very dry. If the leaves get wilted and start to turn yellow, you might need to provide more humidity or move it to a warmer location.
This plant is safe for your whole family, including pets and children. Although it would be sad if someone ate your plant, they won't get poisoned!
Propagating this plant is easy. The plant's underground rhizomes will push out their own offsets. These developing plants, or pups, can be separated into independent plants by simply making a clean cut through the rhizome (the much thicker, horizontal "root"). You can pot up this baby plant directly in soil. The best time to propagate is always in spring or summer when the plant is most resilient. This is also an excellent opportunity to repot the parent plant.

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Calathea Rattlesnake Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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