[Calathea Rattlesnake]
[Calathea Rattlesnake]
[Calathea Rattlesnake]
[Calathea Rattlesnake]
[Calathea Rattlesnake]
[Calathea Rattlesnake]

LANCE [Calathea Rattlesnake]

Calathea lanceolata

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You can almost expect your Calathea lanceolata (meaning lance shaped) to start vibrating with colourful splendour. Lime green sword shape leaves are adorned with striking patterns, similar to the markings of a rattlesnake. The underside of the leaves are a rich plum, offsetting the green to perfection. 

Comes in a 14cm grow pot. Decorative planters sold separately.

Flat shipping rates apply per order (add more plants & pay the same on shipping). Gauteng R79. Rest of South Africa R119 (Except Limpopo, Mpumalanga & Northern Cape R149).

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Caring for Lance


Medium to bright, but do not expose to direct light. Tolerates lower light conditions.

Water & humidity

Water often in summer, keeping the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Let the soil dry out 2-3cm down in winter. Calatheas are susceptible to root rot, so don't let water sit in the tray. Mist leaves regularly for best results as they love humidity! Humidity is key to success with this plant. Read our tips here


Once a month in summer with organic fertiliser.


Every two years in spring. Calatheas don't like to be pot bound, but to have plenty of room. Mix regular potting soil with a good handful of peat moss and pumice stones. This mix ensures good drainage while still retaining moisture. Or use our Hemp Super Soil!

Atrium Top Tip

If the leaf starts curling it means lack of water. Brown edges mean lack of humidity.

Quirky plant fact

Calatheas are known as prayer plants because at night they close their leaves as if in prayer. They originate from deep in the Amazon jungle.