Rattlesnake Calathea | An In-Depth Bio & Care Guide
Today, we present the captivating Rattlesnake Calathea, an exquisite plant variety admired for its distinctive foliage and intricate patterns. At Outside In Co, we're excited to showcase this unique plant that has gained popularity for its mesmerizing leaves reminiscent of a rattlesnake's skin, adding a touch of nature's wonder to any indoor space.
Discovering the Beauty:
The Rattlesnake Calathea boasts elongated leaves with dark green patterns resembling the skin of a rattlesnake. This intricate design, combined with its rich green hues, make it a standout choice for plant enthusiasts seeking a touch of the wild within their homes.
Scientific Name: Calathea lancifolia
Common Name: Rattlesnake Calathea
Origin: The Rattlesnake Calathea is native to the Brazilian rainforests.
Size: Available in 4" or 6” pot diameter.
Growth Potential: Can reach a height of about 2-3 feet, making it a compact and stylish addition to any room.
Care Level: Intermediate, perfect for those looking to enhance their plant care skills.
About: Indoor Care
Light: Place the Rattlesnake Calathea in an area with medium to bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, which can cause leaf burn.
Temperature: Maintain a consistent room temperature ranging from 65-80°F to keep this tropical plant comfortable.
Watering: Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but not waterlogged. Adjust your watering frequency based on the humidity levels in your environment.
Humidity: This Calathea thrives in high humidity. Consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant to maintain the required moisture.
Fertilization: Feed your Rattlesnake Calathea with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) to support its growth.
Repotting: Repot every 1-2 years or when the plant outgrows its current container. Use a well-draining potting mix to encourage healthy root development.
Pests: Regularly inspect for pests such as spider mites or aphids. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap.
Toxicity: The Rattlesnake Calathea is non-toxic to pets and humans, making it a safe choice for all plant lovers.
Embrace the Wild Beauty:
Own a piece of the wild with the Rattlesnake Calathea. Order now and experience the joy of welcoming this extraordinary plant into your collection.
Ships within 3-5 business days. Every plant is a living artwork; variations in size, shape, and appearance are expected.
All shipments include electronic ‘Care Cards’ providing detailed information about your new plant.
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