Rattlesnake Plant

Regular price R 175.00
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Scientific Name: Calathea lancifolia 'insignis' 
Common Name: Rattlesnake Calathea

  • Unique patterned, evergreen foliage
  • Agile Mover - flips its leaves up at night
  • Plant Level: Easy

Our Rattlesnake Calathea comes 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 ideal 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.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS
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.

We offer the most affordable shipping in South Africa! And use a network of vetted couriers to safely deliver your order. The costs and delivery times are as follows:

Collections: 6 Roodehek Street, 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 2-4 working days from order.

Major Centers (Jhb, Dbn etc.)
R85 fee, delivery usually within 4-7 working days from order.

Regional Areas (e.g. Hermanus)
R100 fee, delivery 2-5 days from order (CPT regional), 4-5 days (rest of SA).

LARGE PLANTS (20cm nursery pot and above)
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CUSTOM: XL FLOOR STANDING PLANTS
Please process your order as per normal and select the "Custom" shipping option at checkout. Our Team will contact you with a competitive custom shipping quote via email.

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RURAL AREAS
Please email us at hello@plantify.co.za and we'll arrange a custom shipping solution to the nearest town.

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