Calathea Lancifolia (Goeppertia insignis), or Rattlesnake Plant, a flowering plant species of the Marantaceae family, is a unique "gift plant" with its long, thin leaves, ruffled edges, and purplish-red eye-catching color on the undersides.
This is an evergreen perennial with air-purifying and toxin-removing effects. Calathea Lancifolia has a medium growth rate and can reach approximately 30” tall.
Its yellow flowers usually bloom in the late spring.
Calathea Rattlesnake is a medium-light plant, it needs medium to low indirect sunlight. It grows well in most indoor conditions, but avoid harsh direct sunlight to prevent sunburn.
This plant needs regular watering about twice a week to keep its soil slightly moist. Watering should be more frequent during spring and summer (3 times per week) and should be reduced in the winter (once every 5-6 days or when the topsoil is dry to the touch).
This prayer plant needs soil that is nutrient-rich, and able to retain some moisture while also being able to drain. Well-drained soil is not recommended. Choose a peat-rich potting mixture.
This plant thrives in temperatures of 65°F-75°F. It is vital to ensure the room temperature does not fall below 60°F.
This houseplant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
Calathea Lancifolia or Rattlesnake Plant is considered non-toxic and safe for pets.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
*All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants with protective packaging. Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. All plants are guaranteed for 30 days after arrival. Therefore, please contact us immediately via email@example.com if you receive your package and are not satisfied.
When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.