Calathea Rattle Snake in Large Grey Teracotta Planter
Calathea Rattle Snake in Large Grey Teracotta Planter with Saucer
How to Grow and Care
Calathea Rattle Snake is a clump-forming evergreen perennial with intricately patterned leaves. Originating from Brazil, It typically grows up to 30cm high and is often kept as a house plant for its attractive foliage. It is also known commonly by the names prayer plant, rabbit tracks and rabbit's foot amongst others. These names refer directly to the leaf patterning, leaves are oval in shape, coloured green-grey, with darker green to brown splashes across the surface. This natural variant originates from tropical Brazil. Delicate white flowers with small amounts of purple shading on the throat are produced in the summer. These are very short-lived, usually opening and closing within a day. This plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Prayer Plant can't be left in direct sunlight, it should be placed in moderate to low light to avoid the leaves becoming dulled and less vibrant.
The soil needs to be kept moist at all times, it is wise to place your plant somewhere where it can be watered and misted with ease. The growing medium should consist of a light, porous potting mix that retains water but drains well.
The plant should also be fed regularly with liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season.
Suitable for Indoors.
Size of Planter: Height 24cm x Diameter 25cm
Height of Plant including Planter: 55cm approximately