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Goeppertia insignis, Calathea lancifolia, Calathea insignis, Rattlesnake Plant

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Goeppertia insignis, Calathea lancifolia, Calathea insignis

Rattlesnake Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Brazi
Small shrub 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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Fairview, KS USA
9 Mar 2018
Is it poisonous to pets?
Rhonda Hanson
Huron, SD
14 May 2012
Mine slowly opens in the morning starting about 6am and completely closes up by 9pm central time. It is amazing to see the leaves spread out and then close up starting about 6 pm until it is tight for the night. A beautiful plant.
Lauren Miller
Elyria, OH USA
USDA Zone:5
7 May 2012
My plant "shudders" at night. I saw on another site that this plant is also called a prayer plant. I wondered if anyone else has see theirs "move".

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