- Botanical Name: Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake'
- Common Names: Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant
- Description: This Calathea Lancifolia also commonly called the Rattlesnake comes with dark green leaves that have unique ripples. Like all Calathea plants, the leaves adjust as the sun rotates throughout the day. Calathea Plants, native to tropical South and Central America, Africa, and the West Indies, are grown primarily for their beautiful, brightly colored, upright, oval leaves.
Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' is a popular houseplant known for its unique foliage pattern. Here are some care instructions for this plant:
1. Light: Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight as it can scorch the leaves.
2. Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Use room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant.
3. Humidity: This plant loves high humidity. You can increase the humidity by misting the leaves or placing a humidifier nearby.
4. Temperature: Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' prefers temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing it to cold drafts or extreme heat.
5. Soil: Use a well-draining soil mix that retains moisture. You can also add peat moss or perlite to improve drainage.
6. Fertilizer: Feed the plant every 2-3 months during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer.
7. Pruning: Remove yellow or damaged leaves to keep the plant healthy and prevent the spread of disease.
Overall, Calathea Lancifolia 'Rattlesnake' is a low-maintenance plant that can add a touch of nature to any indoor space. With proper care, it can thrive and grow into a beautiful specimen.