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Prayer Plant Calathea crotalifera

Other plants called Prayer Plant:

Previously known as:

  • Calathea insignis
Phonetic Spelling
ka-LAY-thee-uh kroh-tuh-LIF-er-uh
Description

Rattle Snake Plant is a tropical plant that grows from an underground rhizome and produces very large green leaves and striking yellow inflorescences that resemble a baby's rattle.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#non-toxic for horses#non-toxic for dogs#non-toxic for cats#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Calathea
    Species:
    crotalifera
    Family:
    Marantaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Mexico to Tropical America
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Egg-shaped capsules with dark blue seeds covered in white flash.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Upright yellow inflorecence that looks like a baby rattle. The actual flowers are small, tubular and have three unequal lobes.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Large, dark green with pale green midribs, gray-green with purple margins below. Ovate with pinnate veining.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No