Josh's Frogs

Calathea lancifolia 'Rattlesnake Plant'

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Species Name: Calathea lancifolia 'Rattlesnake Plant'

Common name(s): Rattlesnake Plant, Prayer Plant

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Elongated spotted leaves with deep purple undersides
  • A showy plant that will add an intense beauty to any indoor garden
  • Leaves actively track the light source they are provided, making this plant both beautiful and entertaining

Recommended Pot Size: Small - Medium

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.

Temperature requirement 60-85°F

Humidity: Dry (0-30%)   Moderate (30-70%)   Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Regular watering. Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry. Approx. every 1-2 weeks. 

Lighting:  Full Shade     Partial Shade      Full Sun

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate-Fast

Height: up to 24” 

Origin: South America; Brazil

Regional locality: On the rainforest floor in shaded areas under the canopy

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:

Aquatic 

Temperate 

  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums

Tropical

Desert 

  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Highly sensitive to cold drafts. Place in an area with an ambient room temperature of at least 60°. Direct sunlight will damage the leaves and fade their color. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.

ALL PLANTS ARE SHIPPED IN POTS WITH SOIL OR OTHER MEDIA UNLESS IT IS DEEMED NECESSARY TO SHIP BARE ROOT

The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.

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