Plant Care Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant

4.2 out of 5 (23 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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

What other plant parents say

Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 16
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 2
Goeppertia Rattlesnake Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Martin avatar
@Martin
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 3,378 XP
globe New York
05/30/2021

Mine just sprouted new growth, first time since bringing it home. Fun watching the leaves open and close 🕺🏻. Mindful watering + 3ft from a south facing window 👌

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Peggyplant
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 1,752 XP
globe Brentwood, California
05/23/2021

I love that it dances! Don’t be worried by the foliage moving because it’s supposed to. So cute and endearing!

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@Nataleaf
leaf-1 69 Plants
xp 1,611 XP
globe New Orleans, Louisiana
04/27/2021

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.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Juropel avatar
@Juropel
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 62 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
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 one does prefer the soil to be nearly dry before watering.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Teeth4us avatar
@Teeth4us
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 454 XP
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

Browns easily Browns easily
Plantsong avatar
@Plantsong
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 2,699 XP
04/02/2021

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

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Christian avatar
@Christian
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 1,086 XP
globe Kent, Ohio
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 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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Lalawilk365
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 339 XP
globe McKinney, Texas
03/10/2021

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

Browns easily Browns easily
Franny avatar
@Franny
leaf-1 49 Plants
xp 1,637 XP
globe San Francisco, California
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

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Maria avatar
@Maria
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 5,697 XP
globe Highland, California
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.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Sendnodes avatar
@Sendnodes
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 382 XP
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!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily

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