Calathea lancifolia is a very decorative plant with slender, slightly wavy leaves. A real eyecatcher with fresh green leaves with dark green blotches on top and a deep purple colour underneath. Because of its typical leaf pattern, C. lancifolia is also known internationally as Rattlesnake Plant. As a typical Calathea, C. lancifolia also deserves the nickname 'living plant' or 'prayer plant' because it closes or lifts its leaves at night and uncurls or lowers them again in the morning. Calathea lancifolia originates as an evergreen perennial in tropical regions of Brazil. There it grows in the shady, damp understory of rainforests. Evanthia has Calathea lancifolia starting material available all year round, as young plants from tissue culture. Ask our team for the Calathea cultivation manual for commercial production. View all Calathea's in the Evanthia assortment.