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Rattlesnake Plant Calathea Lancifolia

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Calathea's are one of our most loved plants, they are a bit temperamental needing the right mixture of humidity and indirect lighting. They are also great as they are pet safe and non-toxic.

Rattlesnake Plant Calathea Lancifolia also known as Goeppertia insignis is native to the Brazilian rainforests. Rattlesnake plant is an evergreen herbaceous perennial that has distinctive patterns of leaves in the light and dark-green shades, ruffled at the edges with a purple underside. Calathea lancifolia is part of the Marantaceae family and like other prayer plants, the leaves fold at nighttime and open up in the day symbolizing a new-onset. This tropical plant is very easy to care for and will flourish in suitable conditions. Being native to the rainforests the Rattlesnake plant requires regular watering and ample amount of humidity. The soil should be moist but not waterlogged. We also allow it to dry out for the top 2 inches before watering. This plant grows best in temperatures that range from 65°-75°F.

Available in the following packaging based on your preference:

  • Nursery Pot - Standard plastic 6-inch planter pot that can be placed inside a larger pot or left as is until it outgrows it.

If your plant needs added humidity our Plant Mister would make a perfect addition to your plant shelf for both function and beauty.

Looking for more plant goodies? Check out our accessories Here.

Our plants are shipped from our indoor greenhouse in South Florida. Please note all our plants are one of a kind and if you want to message us we can send you a picture of the exact one you will receive. The product image here is intended to be the best representation of what you can expect to receive but yours may have slightly less or more growth depending on the crop we have when your order is placed. Any lifestyle pictures are meant to demonstrate how a fully grown or more mature plant looks for you to get a sense of it in your space.

Botanical Name
Goeppertia insignis
Common Names
Rattlesnake plant
Plant Type
Evergreen Herbaceous perennial
Mature Size
Grows up to 2.5 feet tall
Sun Exposure
Indirect bright sunlight
Soil Type
Moist but well draining; 2:1 ratio of peat and perlite works great
Soil pH
Neutral to acidic
Bloom Time
Late spring or early summer
Flower Color
Yellow, slightly Orange
Hardiness Zones
Zone 11-12; grown as a houseplant in all climates
Native Area
Amazon Rainforests in South America, principally Brazil
Toxicity/ Pet Friendly
Non-Toxic and Pet Safe

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