Calathea crotalifera - Yellow Rattleshaker, Rattlesnake Plant Seeds

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Botanical nomenclature: Calathea crotalifera
Common Name: Yellow Rattleshaker, Rattlesnake Plant
Family: Marantaceae
Origin: Southern Mexico throughout tropical South America.


This attractive plant in the Marantaceae family is a popular ornamental and commonly confused with Heliconia, which the broad, thin-stalked leaves to 2.5 m tall and especially the showy inflorescences resemble. The latter are made up of numerous, closely spaced, yellow bracts that somewhat remind of a rattlesnakes tail. Calathea crotalifera is widely distributed from southern Mexico throughout tropical South America.

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