Plant Care Calathea Lutea
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Calathea Lutea

4.5 out of 5 (21 experiences)

Calathea Lutea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Calathea Lutea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Rattle Shaker, Rattle Shaker, Rattlesnake Plant, Rattlesnake Ginger and yellow rattle shaker

Taxonomy

Calathea crotalifera
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Calathea Lutea

Water

How often to water your Calathea Lutea

Water needs for Calathea Lutea
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea Lutea needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Calathea Lutea

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Rattle Shaker in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calathea Lutea: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calathea Lutea may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Calathea Lutea

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calathea Lutea: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Calathea Lutea after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Calathea Lutea can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Care Summary for Calathea Lutea

Calathea Lutea

Calathea Lutea


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Calathea Lutea has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 11
Calathea Lutea has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
Calathea Lutea has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Calathea Lutea has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Calathea Lutea has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 5
Calathea Lutea has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Treehuggin_jess avatar
@Treehuggin_jess
leaf-1 90 Plants
xp 2,827 XP
globe Norfolk, Virginia
06/06/2021

This plant doesn’t need a ton of light to thrive, I keep it about 3 ft from a north facing window and it’s regularly making mew leaves. It loved humidity between 50-60%. I water it with distilled water about once a week.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jacinta avatar
@Jacinta
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 552 XP
globe Hampton, Virginia
06/02/2021

Beautiful, eye catching plant! It grows fast and adds such a cool vibe to the room.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Tastydonuts avatar
@Tastydonuts
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 912 XP
globe Johnson City, Tennessee
05/14/2021

Such a fussy plant IMO.

Browns easily Browns easily
Cailyn avatar
@Cailyn
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 42 XP
05/11/2021

we love this plant! it’s super fun to watch it move through out the day, and is a survivor. we always kill plants and this one is 6 months strong

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Angelhe18 avatar
@Angelhe18
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Moreno Valley, California
05/06/2021

NEEDS LOTS OF LOVE AND HUMIDITY NO COLD FOR HER

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Baileyrae avatar
@Baileyrae
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 47 XP
05/01/2021

I absolutely adore my rattlesnake plant, the leaves are stunning and won’t brown as much if well cared for! I take mine in the bathroom with me when I shower so it can spend some time in the humidity. Make sure you water it with filtered water- hard tap water can make them kind of moody.
Personally, I keep mine out of direct sunlight and just pretty close to a window, and it maintains its pattern well. It grows quicker than I expected, but not too fast!! My absolute favorite.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Elsabetts avatar
@Elsabetts
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 624 XP
04/25/2021

I love how it reacts to the light

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Jxkie avatar
@Jxkie
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 97 XP
02/15/2021

Theyre brats to take care of, they need no drafts, purified water, n water pretty often. theyre beautiful but a pain in the ass

Browns easily Browns easily

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