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Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)

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Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Goeppertia insignis
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)

Water

How often to water your Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)

Water needs for Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)
0.5 cups
every 9

Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) 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 Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia): 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) 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 Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia): 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 Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) 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 Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)

Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)

Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)


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

Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 18
Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia) has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Jenlcolon0825 avatar
@Jenlcolon0825
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 357 XP
globe Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10/20/2021

Gorgeous addition to my oasis. Very bold looking and robust.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Gillian.lingo avatar
@Gillian.lingo
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Mint Hill, North Carolina
09/16/2021

An absolutely stunning plant. She is one of my favorites. There seems to always be new leaves being put on.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Madison avatar
@Madison
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 153 XP
globe Claremont, California
09/10/2021

i love the way this plant looks but sheesh she’s picky

Browns easily Browns easily
Sw.va avatar
@Sw.va
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 140 XP
08/27/2021

Beautiful, easy to care for, and cat safe!

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Liibby avatar
@Liibby
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 474 XP
08/12/2021

I love how light reactive this boy is

Tednyc21 avatar
@Tednyc21
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 349 XP
globe New York
08/11/2021

Nature’s amazing art: Dolores!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Brittany avatar
@Brittany
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 153 XP
globe Guelph, Ontario
08/09/2021

It’s called a prayer plant and the leaves opens and close day to night. Very resilient!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Theajohnson avatar
@Theajohnson
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 612 XP
globe Thornleigh, New South Wales
08/02/2021

such a beautiful plant and the red underneath is gorgeous

Survivor Survivor
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 210 XP
globe San Diego, California
07/26/2021

This is a beautiful plant with the green design on the front of the leaves and deep burgundy on the back side of the leaves. I use distilled water to prevent the tips of the leaves from turning brown , but sometimes that doesn’t work. Overall a very easy plant to care for.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Justplanty avatar
@Justplanty
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 2,839 XP
07/10/2021

This baby is just gorgeous and is easy to care for!

Survivor Survivor
Diana avatar
@Diana
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 975 XP
globe Swampscott, Massachusetts
07/04/2021

Gorgeous new leaves unfurling every week

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Melissa avatar
@Melissa
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe New Hope, Pennsylvania
06/25/2021

The leaves look as if someone painted them.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Cxswan2187 avatar
@Cxswan2187
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 76 XP
06/20/2021

This plant needs high humidity, low light, and needs to have the soil be moist. This plant is beautiful and easy to take care of.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Indicabadiee avatar
@Indicabadiee
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 166 XP
06/19/2021

Ever sense I bought it, I’ve really had a lot of fun with this plant. It’s super pretty and definitely a cute center piece type of plant! I absolutely love it so much, make sure you water them with distilled water or leave some water out in an open bottle for a couple days then use that. Gets rid of any bad chemicals for the plant 😁

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Kikisbabies avatar
@Kikisbabies
leaf-1 73 Plants
xp 3,022 XP
globe San Francisco, California
06/17/2021

A gorgeous plant but definitely not for beginners.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Jrobin4 avatar
@Jrobin4
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 501 XP
06/16/2021

Beautiful colors and it moves a lot throughout the day. Pretty easy to care for but needs watered a bit more often than other plants.

Laurisbx avatar
@Laurisbx
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 212 XP
globe Thompson, Manitoba
06/08/2021

This plant only have 1 good leaf when I got it. A few months later it’s obviously not the fullest plant but looks so good!!

Survivor Survivor
Tinybabysloth avatar
@Tinybabysloth
leaf-1 58 Plants
xp 2,437 XP
06/03/2021

Drama llama. You really have to get the environment and watering juuuuuust right with this one or you’ll get brown leaves (ask me how I know 🙃). Beautiful plant, and the movement throughout the day shows off both the top and bottom of the leaves.

Browns easily Browns easily
Jackinbox45 avatar
@Jackinbox45
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 1,861 XP
globe Saint Leonard, Maryland
05/26/2021

I love the pattern on this plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Katiel avatar
@Katiel
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP
04/30/2021

The leaves on this plant do all the talking. I love the vibrant purple undersides. At night it will fold up slightly which is fun to watch throughout the evening. Not a particularly fast grower but is doing very well in my west facing, semi-shaded window. Low maintenance and eye-catching all the way!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly

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