Plant Care Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant
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Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

4.2 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Goeppertia lancifolia
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 8
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 4
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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@Christian
Kent, OH
Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named birthday boy by Christian on Greg, the plant care app
03/30/2021

Unfortunately, birthday boy is dying (bless his soul). He loves the sunlight and his large drinks every once in a while. However, if watering or sunlight becomes inconsistent, he absolutely freaks ou…

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@Juropel
Denver, CO
Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named Rattlesnake Plant (hall bathroom) by Juropel on Greg, the plant care app
04/05/2021

My favorite thing about the Rattlesnake Plant is that it keeps time. During the day, the leaves stretch outward, and during the night, they stand tall. Care tip: Unlink other prayer plants, this on…

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@Franny
Eau Claire, WI
Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named Winky by Franny on Greg, the plant care app
03/06/2021

Very very beautiful but very picky. I have mine in bright indirect light with high humidity. Be very careful about watering because it likes to be watered often but will freak out if you over water it

Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named Rip by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

I love him so much, but he sure does play hard to get. He’s picky and finicky and whiny when he doesn’t get his way, but damn- he sure is pretty when he’s happy! I love the challenge :)

Maria avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named Medusa by Maria on Greg, the plant care app
03/02/2021

Pretty amusing to see the leaves tuck themselves in for the night. Unsure why it gets a bad rep, she’s one of my happy go lucky plants.

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@Lalawilk365
McKinney, TX
Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named Sebastian by Lalawilk365 on Greg, the plant care app
03/10/2021

Love this plant for the most part. Requires misting of leaves, watering frequently, sunlight and lots of love!

Sendnodes avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named Safeway $11 by Sendnodes on Greg, the plant care app
02/20/2021

I lub this pretty plant! I fell for it during my plant people YouTube purge and found it for $11 at a Safeway!

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@Teeth4us
Overland Park, KS
Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named Surya by Teeth4us on Greg, the plant care app
04/02/2021

Hey sad super easily and will attempt to kill it’s self if it doesn’t have humidity in the room 24/7

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@Plantsong
Las Vegas, NV
Rating of the plant Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant named Nadia by Plantsong on Greg, the plant care app
04/02/2021

It’s pretty to look at except when the brown spots appear. Sometimes it can be moody.

How to care for Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

Water

How often to water your Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

Water needs for Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant 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 Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant in your home

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

Goeppertia 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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

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

Care Summary for Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant


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.

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