Calathea Lancifolia / S
Get it Planted: Without pot
One of the most popular varieties, the Lancifolia or "Rattlesnake" Calathea is loved for its wavy, slender leaves with striking 2-tone green dot pattern on the top, and deep purple underside. This "prayer plant" opens and closes with the sun, so the two-sided leaf can be viewed from all angles throughout the day.
Grows best in medium to bright indirect light - Avoid direct sun
Keep evenly moist, water when top 1-2 inches are dry - Do not allow to fully dry out - Loves purified water & high humidity
Air Purifying - Absorbs pollutants
Pet Friendly - Nontoxic
Sits 8-12" tall by 6-10" wide In a 4" grow pot
Calatheas love humidity, so mist them occasionally or leave them in a tray of pebbles and water. Keep away from AC and heat drafts. Another sign to look for when thirsty is closed leaves during the daytime. To ensure glossy new growth, allow plant water to sit out overnight, or use pruified water. Calathea have different metabolisms from other plants, and aren't able to handle all the chemicals typically found in tap water.
Native to South America and a member of the Marantaceae family, which includes the Arrowroot plant. These plants grow under the shade of larger canopied plants in the rainforest. Also known as "Prayer Plants", the leaves spread out during the day to maximise sunlight, and then retract at night.
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