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Goeppertia insignis, Calathea lancifolia, Calathea insignis, Rattlesnake Plant

Goeppertia insignis, Calathea lancifolia, Calathea insignis

Rattlesnake Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazi
Small plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Calathea prefers moist, shady, jungle-like conditions in a garden and is also often grown as potted specimens. When it is used as a house plant, the leaves should be sprayed with water several times a week. Propagation is by root division. Water with soft water. Keep uniform high humidity and temperature.





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Calathea lancifolia (insignis) Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake Plant. One of the best indoor ornamental house plants! Has long medium green leaves with dark decorative spots. The underside of the leaf is deep purple. Low shade landscape plant. Indoor house plant.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
4 Plants in stock
$29.95


Goeppertia veitchiana, Calathea veitchiana, Prayer Plant
Goeppertia veitchiana 'Flamestar'

Goeppertia veitchiana, Calathea veitchiana

Prayer Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Ecuador
Small plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliage



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Goeppertia zebrina, Calathea zebrina, Calathea

Goeppertia zebrina, Calathea zebrina

Calathea
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central America, El Salvador to Panama
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeKeep soil moistWhite, off-white flowersBlue, lavender, purple flowersOrnamental foliage

Mostly grown in gardens for the handsomely patterned foliage. Calathea prefers moist, shady, jungle-like conditions in a garden and is also often grown as potted specimens. When it is used as a house plant, the leaves should be sprayed with water several times a week. Propagation is by root division. Water with soft water. Keep uniform high humidity and temperature.





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Calathea zebrina - Zebra Plant

This variety has velvety patterned ovate leaves which are light green in color with darker green stripes, like Zebra stripes. The underside of the leaves are purple and not always visible because leaves grow horizontally (although some will curve or grow more upright).

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
10"/3 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$29.95


Maranta arundinacea, West Indian Arrowroot, Obedience Plant

Maranta arundinacea

West Indian Arrowroot, Obedience Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersEthnomedical plant.
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Maranta arundinacea, West Indian Arrowroot, Obedience Plant


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Maranta cristata, Maranta bicolor, Prayer Plant

Maranta cristata, Maranta bicolor

Prayer Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterOrnamental foliage

Maranta cristata, Maranta bicolor, Prayer Plant


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Maranta leuconeura, Prayer Plant

Maranta leuconeura

Prayer Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazil
USDA Plant Hardiness MapVine or creeperShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliage

Maranta leuconeura is a small tropical plant with broad oval leaves, up to 8 inches long by half as wide. The leaves fold upwards at night, hence the common name. Maranta leuconeura need full shade and warm temperatures. Water regularly; do not overwater.





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Marantochloa mannii, Calathea mannii, Marantochloa

Marantochloa mannii, Calathea mannii

Marantochloa
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeKeep soil moistPink flowersFlood tolerant

Marantochloa mannii, Calathea mannii, Marantochloa
Marantochloa mannii, Calathea mannii, Marantochloa


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Pleiostachya pruinosa, Maranta pruinosa , Wheat Calathea, Platanillo

Pleiostachya pruinosa, Maranta pruinosa

Wheat Calathea, Platanillo
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageRed, crimson, vinous flowers

This plant has been called Wheat Calathea for its inflorescence, which is reminiscent of Wheat and carries small purple flowers.



Pleiostachya pruinosa, Maranta pruinosa , Wheat Calathea, Platanillo


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Stromanthe sp., Never-Never Plant

Stromanthe sp.

Never-Never Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazil, Honduras and Costa Rica
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This small plant, typically 2-5 feet in height, is native to Brazil, Honduras and Costa Rica. Its ornamental foliage and flowers add decoration to any home or garden area. The leaves are oval with metallic accents, and the undersides are often burgundy or purple in color. This plant flowers range from red and crimson to vinous, to yellow and orange.

Those seeking to grow this plant in colder regions must take great care and select a suitable pot. Stromanthe sp. is hardy to at least 30°F for a short time, making it suitable for USDA Zone 9-11. It should be placed in semi-shade, as full sun will cause the leaves to burn and the plant to become distressed. It's important to ensure that the soil surrounding the plant is kept moist, but not soggy, so water when the surface of the soil appears dry.

For best results, Stromanthe sp. should be fertilized regularly with a balanced liquid houseplant fertilizer. Regular pruning of dead or dying leaves is essential to keep the plant healthy and encourage flowering.

In order to ensure optimal growth, it is important to maintain a high level of humidity around Stromanthe sp.. The easiest way to do this is to keep the plant in a bathroom or kitchen, or alternatively, mist the foliage regularly. With proper care, your Stromanthe sp. will thrive as an ornamental addition to your home, with interesting foliage and beautiful flowers.





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Stromanthe stromanthoides, Stromanthe

Stromanthe stromanthoides

Stromanthe
Family: Marantaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterYellow, orange flowers



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