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The 4″ Calathea Lancifolia, commonly known as the Rattlesnake Plant, is a beautiful, ornamental houseplant. Its long slender leaves have wavy edges and feature a lime green base with deep green oval markings on the top surface with burgundy undersides. As night falls, the foliage of this plant folds up like a fan. Reclassified as Geoppertia insignis, this plant is toxic to pets, so take extra precaution when in its presence. Growing up to 12-30 inches tall in low to medium light conditions, Calathea Lancifolia is sure to bring a touch of beauty to any home.

Light: low to medium bright indirect light
Temperature: thrives at 60-85 F
Water: prefers moist soil but not soggy. allow top 1 inch of soil to dry before next watering. water less in the winter months.
Humidity: high*

* To raise the humidity you can:

  • Place the plant in a shallow saucer full of pebbles and add water to the saucer until the pebbles are almost submerged.
  • Use a humidifier.
  • This plant is toxic if ingested. Keep away from pets and small children. May also cause skin irritation.

    Plant comes in a 4″ growers pot. Plant shown is an example of what you will receive, all plants are individuals and we strive to pick out the best for you.

    New to houseplants? Take a look at our beginners guide to get started.  Not sure how to winter a houseplant look no further for some tips & tricks!

    Visit our Houseplant Care section for soils, soil amendments and fertilizers.