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Common Name: Calathea Lancifolia or Rattlesnake Plant
Scientific Name: Goeppertia insignis
-Care Recommendations By The Dude-
Best for These Animals:
Bio Dude Substrates: TerraFlora, TerraFauna, some TerraFirma
Soil Depth: All soil depths with proper drainage *This plant does not to be constantly soggy!*
Lighting: Low to Medium
Humidity & Misting: 40%-100% / Suggested
Mature Plant Size & Root System: This beautiful tropical plant can produce leaves up to 18" long and the foliage of Calathea Lancifolia actually moves via the plants natural circadian rhythm! This plant with age will send out shoots, forming a tight clump of leaves/ Shallow fibrous root system
Temperature Tolerance & Placement in the Terrarium: Too high temperatures/low humidity may cause leaves to brown / Front (low) groundcover, underplanting, or Back (Tall) if mature
Edible & Side Effects if Ingested: Non-Toxic if consumed though these are typically used for ornamental not edible purposes
Pot Size & Packaging: A Single 4" potted Calathea Lancifolia plant / Plant is shipped in the pot wrapped in paper.
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