Plant Care Rattlesnake Plant

Rattlesnake Plant

4.7 out of 5 (73 experiences)

Rattlesnake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Rattlesnake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Rattlesnake Plant

Rattlesnake Plant is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is a fun challenge to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and being a survivor with a whopping 2244 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Rattlesnake Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Goeppertia insignis
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Rattlesnake Plant

Water

How often to water your Rattlesnake Plant

Water needs for Rattlesnake Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Rattlesnake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Growing Rattlesnake Plant in Minneapolis right now

Light needs for plant Rattlesnake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Plant growth potential is currently high 📈

May 29th, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Minneapolis is currently high 📈.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Rattlesnake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunlight will increase by 16.3% ☀️

May 28th, 2022

Minneapolis is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Minneapolis is expected to increase by 16.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.8 megajoules of energy …

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Light needs for plant Rattlesnake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Daylight will increase by 1.5 hours 📈

May 27th, 2022

This month, Minneapolis is getting an average of 10.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 10.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.3 total hours o…

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Finding light for Rattlesnake Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rattlesnake Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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 maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Minneapolis, Minnesota ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Rattlesnake Plant thrive 🌿!

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rattlesnake Plant

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

When to repot Rattlesnake Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Rattlesnake Plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

May 26th, 2022

The growing potential in Minneapolis is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot a…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

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


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
Humidity
Soil
Fertilizer
Native Region
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Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Rattlesnake Plant

Rattlesnake Plant

Rattlesnake Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Rattlesnake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 34
Rattlesnake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 26
Rattlesnake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 17
Rattlesnake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 17
Rattlesnake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 16
Rattlesnake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Rattlesnake Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Rattlesnake Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Silvia avatar
@Silvia
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 164 XP
globe Maastricht, Limburg
03/05/2022

This plant is surprising me. I left it at home for one month without watered it. It grew more than before. It might necessary to water it two times per week

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Rootsman avatar
@Rootsman
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 626 XP
globe Sutton Valence, England
03/05/2022

Mine is about 90cm/3ft high. It’s a striking plant which dominates its surroundings and will transform any room. Pay attention to its needs - humidity, indirect light and frequent watering - and you will be rewarded.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Purposeplants avatar
@Purposeplants
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 96 XP
globe Smithtown, New York
02/09/2022

Grows great, awesome for low light areas, cleans the air, and you don’t need to water it often

Survivor Survivor
Mariansoasis avatar
@Mariansoasis
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 3,666 XP
globe Solana Beach, California
01/24/2022

What a show off! Love this guy. Designer artsy leaves, says his prayers at night, opens up to a brand new day! What a guy 🤗

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Ramenlechuga
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 411 XP
01/16/2022

Fussy

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 6,726 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
01/14/2022

A pretty easy calathea as long as you water consistently and keep a humid environment

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 76 Plants
xp 2,324 XP
globe American Fork, Utah
12/28/2021

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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Annalovesvoting
leaf-1 49 Plants
xp 2,557 XP
globe Portsmouth, New Hampshire
12/20/2021

I love my rattlesnake, it’s dramatic and gorgeous. I’ve never had any issues with humidity and honestly kinda neglect it. Great bang for your buck for cool foliage with low hassle

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Cheryl avatar
@Cheryl
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 1,284 XP
12/10/2021

Also known as prayer plant closes leaves at night opens in moring

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 7,838 XP
globe Leawood, Kansas
12/09/2021

The only calathea I can keep happy

Survivor Survivor
Dovergardener avatar
@Dovergardener
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 224 XP
globe Dover, Florida
11/21/2021

It closes and opens every day.

Survivor Survivor
Boki avatar
@Boki
leaf-1 107 Plants
xp 3,626 XP
globe San Juan, Metro Manila
11/17/2021

Done a lot of things wrong with this plant but its still here with me. Not so good with calatheas and others have withered thats why I am giving a 5 star rating

Survivor Survivor
Hkpierson avatar
@Hkpierson
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 708 XP
globe New York
11/11/2021

Easy to mistake overwatering for under-watering.

Browns easily Browns easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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@Rosiemarieeaster
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 257 XP
globe Lichfield, England
11/08/2021

This plant loves humidity but is super easy to overwater so be careful. It also doesn’t like being in direct sunlight as it scorches the leaves and causes it to lose its vibrant colour.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Fast grower Fast grower
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@Gillian.lingo
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 72 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
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@Lazyplantparent
leaf-1 68 Plants
xp 2,882 XP
08/27/2021

Beautiful, easy to care for, and cat safe!

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Liibby avatar
@Liibby
leaf-1 21 Plants
xp 510 XP
08/12/2021

I love how light reactive this boy is

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@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

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