Calathea Lancifolia

The Rattlesnake Plant is a herbaceous perennial evergreen, native to Brazilian rainforests, with striking foliage and showy yellow flowers.



Goeppertia insignis Previously known as:

  • Calathea lancifolia
  • Maranta insignis

Goeppertia→Rattlesnake Plant (Goeppertia lancifolia)

Botanical names:
Goeppertia lancifolia Accepted
Calathea lancifolia Synonym
Calathea insignis Synonym


General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 18 to 30 inches (45-75 cm)
Plant Spread: 24 to 36 inches (60-90 cm)
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1″
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots