Plant Care Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Also known as

Downy rattlesnake-plantain

Taxonomy

Goodyera pubescens
Goodyera
Orchidaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

💦 Water

How often to water your Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Water needs for Downy Rattlesnake Plantain
0.5 cups
every 9

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain 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 Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Downy Rattlesnake Plantain in your home

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

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain 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 region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Downy Rattlesnake Plantain in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

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

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Downy Rattlesnake Plantain →

Common Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Water Frequency →

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Light Requirements →

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


🪴 Soil

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Downy Rattlesnake Plantain →

When and How to Successfully Repot Downy Rattlesnake Plantain →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Downy Rattlesnake Plantain →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Downy Rattlesnake Plantain can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 5a-9b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain

Downy Rattlesnake Plantain


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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