Plant Care Rattle Shaker

Rattle Shaker

4.0 out of 5 (2 experiences)

Rattle Shaker has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Rattlesnake Plant, Rattlesnake Ginger and yellow rattle shaker


Calathea crotalifera

What other plant parents say

Rattle Shaker has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Jxkie avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Rattle Shaker named Rattlesnake by Jxkie on Greg, the plant care app

Theyre brats to take care of, they need no drafts, purified water, n water pretty often. theyre beautiful but a pain in the ass

How to care for Rattle Shaker


How often to water your Rattle Shaker

Water needs for Rattle Shaker
0.5 cups
every 9

Rattle Shaker 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 Rattle Shaker

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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Check the growing potential in your area

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

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Finding light for Rattle Shaker in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rattle Shaker: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rattle Shaker 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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How to fertilize Rattle Shaker

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

Care Summary for Rattle Shaker

Rattle Shaker

Rattle Shaker

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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