Calathea Lancifolia (Rattlesnake Plant)

Calathea lancifolia

Also known as a rattlesnake plant or prayer plant, this unique calathea has leaves with a rich burgundy color underneath and a striking green pattern on top. Not only are calathea pet-friendly, but they are also air-purifying! This plant is known as a prayer plant due to its leaves moving in accordance with light levels. 


  • Light Needs: Indirect sunlight, avoid direct sunlight to prevent foliage from burning 
  • Water Needs: Let the soil dry out a bit before watering. When the top 1-2 inches of soil is dry, water thoroughly with room-temperature water. Hard water will cause the leaves to burn! Use distilled water, rainwater, or tap water that has been left out overnight.
  • Bloom Season: N/A
  • Height: 4-8"
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Feed once a month in the summer months with an all-purpose houseplant food (May through September).
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