Calathea crotalifera /Rattlesnake Plant

Calathea crotalifera  / Calathea crotalifera
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Scientific Name: Calathea crotalifera
Common Name: Rattlesnake Plant
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Yellow
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This tropical produces a very interesting inflorescence. The surface resembles that of the skin of a rattlesnake, thus its common name. Cannot tolerate freezing temperatures and thrives in a rich, moist soil. Makes an excellent container plant