(Sorry for the less than clear photo)

A co-worker was just given this great plant and I want one!

Leaves are green with spots on top and a bright burgundy underneath. The leaf stems are very thin which make me doubt that I can just clip a few and root them in water – but what do I know!?

Any information on what type of plant this is and how to propagate it will be greatly appreciated!

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It looks like Calathea lancifolia (rattlesnake plant) to me. When I propagated one, I did it by separation — taking it out of the pot and splitting it into multiple plants. New leaves come up from the roots, so the plant is easily divided this way. Good luck!


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