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The Calathea Rattlesnake gets its name from the bright green, wavy foliage that are striped with alternating ovals of dark green. The underside of its leaves are a rich dark purple that compliments its overall appearance.
This plant is easy to care for and safe around your pets. Its compact growth habit makes it perfect for a table top accent, window sill or any space that needs an added flare. Easily grow Calathea Rattlesnake in bright indirect light however it will tolerate low light.
The Calathea Rattlesnake is native to Brazil. They are mostly found in tropical rain forest growing under the canopies of trees. Calatheas in general need lots of shade and well draining soil. Brazilian natives use their leaves to craft containers usually to hold their rice crop. They are a slow growing plant but in their natural habitat they can grow up to 3 feet tall.