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One of the easier options in the notoriously tricky Calathea family, their interesting leaf shape and stunning leaf patterns make them a good starter plant for anyone wanting to try out Calathea's.  Also known as the Rattlesnake Calathea.

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  Lancifolia like consistently moist soil without being water logged, little and often is the best          way to do this.  Water until it just starts to trickle out of the holes at the bottom and ensure
 there is no 
more left to drain before placing it back in it's cache pot.

  Medium to bright indirect light are perfect for Calathea Lancifolia.  Direct light onto the          
  leaves will burn them.


  Feed once a month with diluted houseplant fertiliser during the Spring and Summer.

  Calathea like a soil that drains well so that the delicate roots don't become too waterlogged but    one that also retains moisture to mimic the damp rainforest floor conditions that they are
  native to.  Visit our soil bar for coco coir and vermiculite to add to a standard soil mix.


  Calathea are fine in standard household temperatures, but it is best not to let them get below        15C.

  All Calathea love humidity and the Lancifolia are no exception.  Use a humidifier or a pebble      tray to achieve this.  Grouping plants together also helps with increasing humidity.

  Calathea are considered non toxic to humans and animals.

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