Plant Care Rattlesnake Master
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Rattlesnake Master

Also known as

False aloe, False aloe, Rattlesnake master and Virginia agave

Taxonomy

Agave virginica
Agave
Asparagaceae
Asparagales

How to care for Rattlesnake Master

Water

How often to water your Rattlesnake Master

Water needs for Rattlesnake Master
0.5 cups
every 12

Rattlesnake Master needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 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 Rattlesnake Master

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for False aloe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rattlesnake Master: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Rattlesnake Master love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Rattlesnake Master does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rattlesnake Master

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

Care Summary for Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master

Rattlesnake Master


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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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