Rattlesnake Plant Care: How To Grow Rattlesnake Houseplants

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Rattlesnake Plant Care: How To Grow Rattlesnake Houseplants

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is a rattlesnake plant? Rattlesnake plant (Calathea lancifolia) is a decorative perennial with strappy, spotted leaves and deep purple undersides. You can grow this tropical plant outdoors in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 and above. In cooler climates, rattlesnake plant can easily be grown indoors. Read on and learn how to grow rattlesnake houseplants. Rattlesnake Plant Info Native to the Brazilian rainforest, rattlesnake plant thrives in moist, warm, semi-shady climates. If conditions are just right, the plant produces bright yellow-orange blooms in late spring and early summer. Rattlesnake plant is a real attention-getter, growing to heights of 30 inches (76 cm.) and sometimes more. Like other calathea plants, it is so named for its attractive foliage and interesting patterns. How to Grow Rattlesnake Houseplants Grow rattlesnake plant in a container filled with regular, good quality potting mix. Add a generous

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