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CALATHEA LANCIFOLIA
Rattlesnake Prayer Plant

This plant is native to the rainforests of Brazil and  blooms in the late spring and early summer months. The Rattlesnake plant can grow up to 30 inches tall or more.This plant prefers warm, moist environments.

The Rattlesnake prefers slightly sandy soil that allows good water drainage. 

Rattlesnake plant will do well in low  and indirect lighting conditions. Do not place in direct sunlight as it will fade the colouring of the leaves. 

Rattlenake plants are ideal for bathrooms.

During the growing season ( May - Aug) water frequently. Always keep the soil moist (not wet). During the winter, only water when the top soil has become dry to the touch. Do not use leaf shine on the Rattlesnake plant.

Use a balanced liquid feed to encourage the foliage to look healthy and more attractive. Feed once a month from April - August.

 Calatheas displaying curling leaves are under watered and/or are not receiving enough humidity. Older lowers leaves can sometimes  turn yellow, which is natural, but if many do then overwatering could be an issue.

Browning leaves are most likely caused by dry air and a need for higher humidity. 

Limp stems can be a serious issue caused when the plant is overwatered in cold temperatures. This can eventually affect and kill the whole plant if not attended to quickly.

Non-toxic to cats and dogs.

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