Scientific Name: Calathea lancifolia 'insignis'
Our Rattlesnake Calathea come in a 14cm Nursery Pot.
The Rattlesnake Plant has yellow-green, elongated foliage with dark green blotches on then, supposedly similar to the markings on some rattlesnakes. A beautiful purple hue adorns its underleaf, which is revealed when the plant flips its leaves up at night, "to sleep". We have also seen them lift their leaves, in the direction of a windy draft.
An idea beginner plant, that's undemanding and easy care.
Place in a medium to brightly lit environment, preferably with naturally medium to high humidity, and water regularly, keep the soil moist but not waterlogged at all times.
Follow these instructions to keep your Calathea Rattlesnake healthy and happy.
Water: Keep soil evenly moist and do not let it dry out. Be careful however not to overwater.
Light: Medium to bright indirect Light
Humidity: Medium to High Humidity is important, mist regularly
Fertilize: Balanced Liquid Fertilizer every month.
Send us an email for more detailed Care Instructions.
Your Calathea Rattlesnake comes in a 14cm Nursery Pot.
Check our Sizing Guide for a matching Pot, which you'll find in our Pot and Planter Collection
We use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:
Collections: 83 Kloof Nek Road, Gardens, Cape Town
No Charge. We'll notify you once your order is ready, usually 1-2 days from order.
Cape Town & Surrounds
R50 fee, delivery usually within 1-3 working days from order.
Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-5 working days from order.
Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 1-3 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA)
Unfortunately, we are not able to deliver to rural areas, such as farms.
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