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 Jacksonville, Florida.
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January 30th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Jacksonville is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…
January 28th, 2023
Jacksonville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Jacksonville is expected to increase by 22.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.1 megajoules of energ…
January 28th, 2023
This month, Jacksonville is getting an average of 7.8 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 6.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.8 total hours of…
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 Jacksonville, Florida ⛅.
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.
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