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Calathea Rattlesnake

Calathea lancifolia

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  • Pet Safe:Yes

  • Approximate Size: 4" to 12" W 14" to 16" H

The Rattlesnake Plant (Calathea lancifolia) is one you'll kick up your boots over! His distinctive markings of limelight green with darker brush strokes seemingly painted onto the leaf will get you to back up and dismount from your horse! Once evening comes and dusk is near, the leaves stand straight up to reveal the hidden burgundy leaf underside. It's like having two plants in one! No screaming and running amongst the crowd, just ewes and awes.

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Rattlesnake Plant Care Guide & Presentation

Calathea Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake Calathea: Overview

The Rattlesnake Calathea, also known as Calathea Iancifolia or Goeppertia insignis, is a striking prayer plant known for its long, lance-shaped leaves with dark green spots that resemble a rattlesnake’s skin. This houseplant belongs to the Marantaceae family and originates from the tropical regions of Brazil. It typically grows to a height of 1-2 feet, making it suitable for indoor environments. 

Rattlesnake Calathea thrives in low to medium light conditions and prefers consistently moist, well-drained soil, making it a relatively easy-care plant. In Feng Shui, this tropical beauty symbolizes a new beginning and positive changes. Additionally, Calathea is non-toxic to pets, making it a safe choice for households with animals. Other popular Calathea varieties include the Calathea Cathedral Windows and the popular Peacock Plant, which are also part of the prayer plant family and share similar care requirements. 

Calathea Rattlesnake Plant: Benefits

  • It has strong air-purifying properties. Hence it improves indoor air quality.
  • It is safe for pets, making it an excellent choice for households with animals.
  • Symbolizes new beginnings and positive changes in Feng Shui.
  • Its unique foliage offers high aesthetic value, enhancing any indoor space. 

Calathea Rattlesnake: Care Guide

The Calathea Rattlesnake is relatively easy to care for, making it ideal for both beginners and experienced plant enthusiasts. Follow these guidelines to keep your plant thriving.

Watering and Light

Calathea Lancifolia prefers consistently moist soil but should never be waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Use filtered or distilled water to avoid leaf spotting. Place your plant in bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, so a spot with filtered light or partial shade is ideal.

Temperature and Humidity

This plant thrives between 65-75°F (18-24°C) and doesn’t tolerate cold drafts. High humidity is essential for the Calathea Rattlesnake. Maintain humidity levels above 50% by using a humidifier, placing a tray of water near the plant, or misting the leaves regularly. 

Soil, Feeding, and Repotting

Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix for your Calathea Lancifolia Rattlesnake. Repotting should be done every 1-2 years during the spring to refresh the soil and provide more room for growth. Ensure the new pot has drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Feed monthly during the plant’s growing period.

Maintenance, Propagation, and Pruning

To keep the plant healthy, regularly remove any yellow or damaged leaves. Rattlesnake Calathea propagation is best done by division during repotting. Gently separate the plant into smaller sections, each with roots attached, and plant them in fresh soil. Pruning is minimal but can involve trimming any leggy growth to maintain a bushy appearance. 

Common Issues

Watch for common issues, such as brown leaf edges, which often indicate low humidity or fluoride in tap water. Pests like spider mites and aphids can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Ensure proper watering to avoid root rot, and adjust light exposure to prevent leaf burn or fading.

Calathea Rattlesnake Plant: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

The Goeppertia Insignis is a versatile plant that enhances various indoor spaces and makes an excellent addition to plant collections. 

Best Locations & Uses

  • Its air-purifying properties make it an excellent choice for improving air quality and adding a touch of nature to your bedroom.
  • Its unique foliage and rarity make it a perfect gift for plant enthusiasts.
  • As a non-toxic plant, it’s safe for homes with cats and dogs.
  • This plant thrives in humid environments, making it suitable for bathrooms.
  • It can be an attractive addition to porches in mild climate locations, provided it’s shielded from direct sunlight. 

Companion Plants

The following companion plants can enhance the beauty and harmony of your indoor garden by complementing the Calathea Rattlesnake’s stunning foliage.

 

  • Calathea Freddie (Calathea concinna): Calathea Freddie shares similar care requirements and complements the Rattlesnake Calathea with its beautifully patterned leaves.
  • Japanese Bird’s Nest Fern (Asplenium nidus): The lush, wavy fronds of the Bird’s Nest Fern pair well with the Calathea, adding a variety of textures to your plant collection.
  • Maranta Red Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana): The similarly looking Maranta Red Prayer Plant with red veining on its variegated foliage is the ideal companion, requiring similar light and water conditions.

 

Alternative Plants

Consider these alternative options if you’re looking for similar plants with unique features and pet-friendly qualities.

  • Neanthe Bella Palm (Chamaedorea elegans): Also known as the Parlor Palm, this indoor palm is a pet-friendly plant that thrives in similar medium-light and high-humidity conditions.
  • Ponytail Palm Tree (Beaucarnea recurvata): The Ponytail Palm Tree is a drought-tolerant plant that adds an interesting architectural element to your space and is pet-friendly.
  • Bromeliad Neoregelia (Neoregelia spp.): Offering vibrant colors and a unique shape, Bromeliad Neoregelia is pet-safe and thrives in similar humidity levels.

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    3 days ago
    Rattlesnake plant

    It is looking good.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Beautiful

    She is beautiful. I am glad I got the largest plant.

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    1 year ago
    Calatheas Rattlesnake

    I must say that I'm very satisfied with the selection I made. You folks are fantastic! From start to finish, the process was easy! So thank you for helping me out!

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    2 years ago
    Love this plant!

    If ever there was an interactive plant, this is it. It’s good company in the morning with its leaves bend back to great the new day with popping and movement noise.

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    2 years ago
    It’s absolutely adorable!!

    It’s absolutely adorable!!

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