Calathea Crotalifera Yellow ' Rattleshaker ' Exotic Rattlesnake 5 Seeds RARE
Calathea Crotalifera is as exotic tropical plant that does best in semi-shade. This amazing plant is native to Mexico, Central America, and South America. The unusual inflorescences are upright, shaped like a rattlesnake's rattle, up to 10 inches (25 cm) long, and consist of stacked leathery floral bracts with small, yellow or yellow-orange flowers peeking out at the edges. The relatively inconspicuous actual flowers are tubular and have 3 unequal lobes. The flowers are followed by 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) long, egg-shaped seed capsules containing dark blue seeds surrounded with white flesh. The leaves are large, dark green above with paler green along the midrib, grayish green with often purplish margins below, ovate in shape, and pinnately-veined with parallel lateral veins. Easy to grow from seeds. It makes an excellent landscape plant .