Calathea lancifolia, or Rattlesnake, is a perfect houseplant for pattern lovers who like to decorate wild. Its bright green, wavy leaves are striped with alternating ovals of dark green and accented by a rich purple underside. The plant gets its name from its lance-shaped foliage, and the leaves grow more elongated as the plant matures. Its bushy, compact growth habit makes it ideal as a medium-sized floor plant or tabletop accent -- anywhere that needs a little extra green and a tropical feel.
Calatheas are tropical plants and thrive in a humid environment with indirect sunlight. This plant doesn't like to be in completely dry soil, so make sure to water it before it dries out too much.
Bright, indirect sunlight
Maintain soil moisture, but never soggy
* Plant comes in nursery pot, decorative pot not included with plant purchase. Browse our collection of decorative planters HERE.
* A commitment to providing the healthiest, happiest plants sometimes requires a special trip to the greenhouse. When choosing specimen, we encounter a wide variety of plants all at different stages of maturity; each plant we source is unique. The plant you receive may be taller, longer or shorter than the one pictured. We photograph the plant that best represents what we most frequently encounter at the greenhouse. Your patience while we hand-pick the best specimen for you is much appreciated. Expect your plant to ship within 5-7 business days.
* We know how eager you are to enjoy your new plant, rest assured we're doing all that we can to get your new plant to you safely and swiftly.
* Can only be shipped to the 48 continental United States due to customs regulations.