Calathea insignispeacock plant, zebra plant, rattlesnake plant,
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Evergreen perennial, with stunning dark-blotched leaves and a purplish red underside. It is a popular tropical landscape plant grown generally for its very showy foliage though it is very popular as a houseplant across the US, UK and Australia.
An ideal plant for shade and low lit rooms. Ideally should be kept in relative uniform conditions of humidity and temperature.
Prefers soils that mimic its natural jungle environment, so when repotting, choose a organically rich soil. It can also do well in slightly sandy soils, though an acid to neutral pH is preferred.
Its clumping form means that if grown indoors it may need re-potting form time to time, though they are easy to divide to create multiple potted plants.
Calathea insignis Identification Sheet
- Common name(s)
- peacock plant, zebra plant, rattlesnake plant,
- C. lancifolia
- Indoors, shade
- moist, organic rich, acid to neutral pH
- Eventual height
- 0.6 m
- Temperature range
- best kept above 7 degrees
- Skill level
- Medium difficulty
- Humidity needs
- indoors it should be misted every other day.
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
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