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Friday, November 16, 2012

Calathea crotalifera - Rattlesnake Plant

Scientific name: Calathea crotalifera
Common name: Rattlesnake Plant, Rattlesnake Ginger, Yellow Rattle Shaker
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Mexico to Ecuador
Category: Perennial herb
Photo taken at: the rooftop Secret Garden of 1 Utama

How to grow
Light : Shade to semi-shade
Soil : Moist, well-drained but not waterlogged
Water : Frequent
Prune : Cut away dried leaves and flower spikes.
Propagate : Underground rhizomes

Features : Ornamental plant up to 4 ft (1.2 M) tall, with upright inflorescences that look like the snake's rattle. Conspicous bracts are either yellow, green red or brown while the flowers are tiny, yellow-orange in colour. Seeds are dark-blue.


  1. Kwiatki mają ciekawy kształt i są bardzo ładne. Pozdrawiam.
    Flowers are an interesting shape and are very nice. Yours.

  2. very nice blogspot made. really good collection and appriciatable effort. very nice.


Yay! You like flowers too.

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