4.7 out of 5 (73 experiences)
About Rattlesnake Plant
Many of the houseplants we used to know as Calatheas now belong to the genus Goeppertia (say that three times fast). These plants have delightfully patterned leaves that come in all sorts of colors and shapes! Commonly known as prayer plants, the leaves of some species fold up at night through a process called nyctinasty meaning night movement! 😴
How to care for Rattlesnake Plant
Rattlesnake Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.
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December 7th, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Baltimore is currently very low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in de…
December 8th, 2022
Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 23.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.1 megajoules of energy per m2 …
December 5th, 2022
This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will decrease by 9.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.2 total hours of day…
Rattlesnake Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.
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 after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
December 6th, 2022
The growing potential in Baltimore is very low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best t…
What other plant parents say
She’s very dramatic in that tap water = very shriveled and brown leaves but as long as you use distilled or rain water she thrives! Mine currently resides in ~65% humidity with grow lights and has been putting out two to three new leaves every two weeks or so