The Foliage Forecast is...Sultry And Seductive - Calathea lancifolia

|Calathea lancifolia profile|

|Calathea lancifolia profile|

Remember the song "She Blinded Me With Science"?  In it Thomas Dolby has a voice that says, "Why Miss South America...You're beautiful!"  When it comes to the luscious lance -like foliage of Calathea lancifolia I couldn't agree more.  Calathea lancifolia comes to us from Brazil and has got to be one of the most beautifully foliaged tropical houseplants I've seen.  It's all about the delicious dabs of dark green on the two tone light green with dark green margined leaves.  Then top that off with a rich glossy sheen and you just wanna say stop it with the sexiness already...you had me at "Hello."

|Calathea lancifolia detail|

|Calathea lancifolia detail|

And if that weren't enough for you then there are the undersides of the foliage. Calathea lancifolia gives you a flirty flash of passionate plum color.  Oh yeah, and the texture!  The foliage form further allures with textural waves and ripples that will make you long for a stroll down the Copacabana.  The look is so sultry and seductive.  Calathea lancifolia grows up to 30 elegant inches tall.  It loves to luxuriate in a rich well-draining potting mix that is kept evenly moist.  This is not just an ornamental indoor houseplant.  Nope, no it's not.  We're talking primo glamour for those into the green indoor plant scene.