Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant
4.2 out of 5 (23 experiences)
How to care for Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant
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.
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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.
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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 Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
One of my lower maintenance marantaceae! Thrives in a north window - avoid direct sun, but give bright indirect light. Water only with rainwater or distilled water and fertilize sparingly. Keep soil moist, but not soggy. In a north window this means watering every 1-2 weeks or so, depending on your substrate. Mine has tons of new shoots coming up! If I forget to water it for too long, it starts to brown & crisp up the edges of a few leaves. Don’t be surprised when it moves its leaves to collect more light and “prays” at night. So much personality in this plant family.
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 one does prefer the soil to be nearly dry before watering.
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 out. Total drama Queen, seemingly shying away from showing his leaves but then all of a sudden is strutting his stuff and flauntin it out.