rattlesnake plant ( syn. Calathea insignis )
(shipped within 2-3 working days)
- 14cm pot - 50cm tall
- Standard £5.95
- Named day £10.95
- Position: bright but indirect light
- Soil: good potting compost
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: tender (indoors only)
- Current height: approximately 50cm (+ or - 10% including the pot)
- Pot cover: choose a 16cm pot cover to give a good fit over the pot
The upper leaf surface of this attractive house plant is a lush-looking mix of apple green and rich forest green, while the underneath is a contrasting magenta-purple. This becomes more noticeable in low light levels when the leaves fold up on themselves, and become more upright.
Please note that the pot in the photograph is not supplied with the plant (which is sent out in a simple nursery pot). They do however make excellent potted plants, and if you wish to pot yours up, we do have a wide range of pots on our website to choose from.
- Home care: Originating from tropical regions, they like relatively stable temperatures (ideally above 15°C) and a well-lit position that does not get direct sunlight (think steamy jungle!). They like to be kept well watered, although this can be cut back a little in winter, and they thrive in high humidity, so either grow it in a steamy room, mist it with water regularly, and/or sit the pot on a tray of dampened shingle.