Formal name: Calathea lancifolia
Nicknames: Rattlesnake plant, rattlesnake calathea
Native habitat: Brazilian tropical forests, Central and South America, West Indies.
Difficulty level: Easy-medium.
Light requirements: Prefers light shade and indirect light indoors. Do not place in direct light.
Watering: Frequent; let the soil dry slightly between waterings. Do not let the this plant sit in soggy soil.
Soil: Rich, well-draining. We recommend a combination of indoor potting soil and perlite.
Temperature: They are highly sensitive to cold, drafts, and sudden temperature fluctuations. Best if kept between 60 and 80 F. (16-27 C.)
These plants may seem difficult. However, given the correct environment, they will thrive and continue to product beautiful foliage and ornate leaves! They grow best in warm, humid, and well-lit conditions, but they never do well in direct sunlight.
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