CALATHEA RATTLE SNAKE/ORBIFOLIA
CALATHEA RATTLE SNAKE/ORBIFOLIA
CALATHEA RATTLE SNAKE/ORBIFOLIA

CALATHEA RATTLE SNAKE/ORBIFOLIA

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Calathea lancifolia

This beautiful Calathea has very bold markings on long elegant leaves.  Long spear-shaped leaves are formed in clumps and are dramatically patterned with vivid contrasting greens - the undersides of the leaves are dark red and fuzzy.

Like other members of the Marantaceae family, they fold their leaves vertically as night approaches, and unfold them at dawn. This effect is caused by a short section of stem at the base of the leaf, which can fold 90º and back over the course of the day. The long leaves of Goeppertia insignis make this display especially dramatic.

Great as a stand alone plant or as part of a tropical display.