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Calathea lancifolia - rattlesnake plant

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One snake you'll be very pleased to find in your home! Symmetrically spotted wiggly leaves, purple on the underside, make a very attractive indoor plant or shade underplanting in tropical gardens. Likes it warm and humid for best results.

Calathea lancifolia - rattlesnake calathea

DESCRIPTION: Long slender deep green leaves, lance-shaped, wiggly along the edge, with attractive symmetrical spot patterning and purple undersides. Produces little sand-coloured flowers like a rattlesnake tail at the foot of the stems when mature and happy.
USES: Ideal container plant for a shaded patio, accent planting in frost-free gardens, or indoors. Suited to underplanting in tropical style gardens. 
PLANTING: Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight. Prefers moisture-retaining soil or a good quality potting mix.
CARE: Water regularly during the first 12 weeks and regularly once established. Mist regularly if air humidity is low. Apply a slow release fertiliser yearly and liquid feed every three months for vibrant healthy foliage. Pruning isn't required, simply remove the old leaves for a quick tidy up.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 60-75cm H x 60cm W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. You can see an example in the image gallery
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