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CALATHEA LANCIFOLIA

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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WATER
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.

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

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

SOIL
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.

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

HUMIDITY
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.

TOXICITY
Calathea are considered non toxic to humans and animals.

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