John&Jacq~s Garden

Calathea lancifolia with captivating foliage

Calathea lancifolia (Rattlesnake Plant)

This captivating tropical plant that showcases dazzling variegated leaves had us really smitten when we first sighted it.

Then, it was out of sight, out of mind until we needed to source for some variegated foliage plants for our courtyard. The quarter-moon pebbled border therein seemed somewhat bare, with many potted plants being devoured by mealy bugs and red spider mites.
Hence, there was an urgent need to replenish the bareness.

Fortunately, during our plant-shopping spree, we came across several potted Calathea lancifolia about 3 years ago that were readily available for sale at a garden nursery in the neighbourhood for just RM5 per pot.

Of course, we grabbed one without hesitation for our garden. This gorgeous plant with impressive variegated foliage fitted our desire perfectly!

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