Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)
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How to care for Rattlesnake Plant (prev. Calathea lancifolia)
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.
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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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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.
What other plant parents say
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.
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 😁
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!