The Calathea Lancifolia Insignis - Rattlesnake Plant has wavy, elongated green leaves with a pattern of alternating large and small dark green blotches up the center vein.and a maroon shade underneath. The plant is an origin of Brazil origin and very popular among people wanting to achieve a tropical theme. They are commonly known for their fascinating night time habit. They fold their leaves together at night, like raised hands in prayer, then opening up again during the day to follow the sun's movement. For this charming display, Calathea plants are also known as Prayer plants.
LEARN TO CARE
Do not expose the plant in direct sun.
Bright Indirect light
Require Bright indirect light. Tolerate short duration of low light.
Every 2 Weeks
Allow top 2"-3" inches of the soil to dry out before watering again. Calathea's are sensitive to chemicals in water. Therefore, if using tap water allow the water to sit out over night before watering.
Prefers warm temperature between 60°/15.6° and 80°F/26.7°C.
Fertilize only during warmer months with half the recommended strength of basic houseplant food. Do not fertilize during winter or the plant is not actively growing.