Plant Care Rattlesnake Plant

Rattlesnake Plant

4.7 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Rattlesnake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Rattlesnake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly

Also known as

Rattlesnake Calathea

Taxonomy

Calathea lancifolia
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Rattlesnake Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 5
Rattlesnake Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Rattlesnake Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Rattlesnake Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Rattlesnake Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Rattlesnake Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
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@Brooke
Denton, TX
Rating of the plant Rattlesnake Plant named Torple by Brooke on Greg, the plant care app
04/10/2021

I’m new to owning a rattlesnake plant, but I really love them so far! I’ve noticed the new growth has trouble unfurling without humidity, so I keep mine next to a humidifier. Tons of new leaves shoot…

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Turner217kayla avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Rattlesnake Plant named Rattlesnake plant by Turner217kayla on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

Beautiful foliage and pet friendly! Seems more low maintenance than my other calatheas.

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@Rjg
Austin, TX
Rating of the plant Rattlesnake Plant named Nyx by Rjg on Greg, the plant care app
06/05/2021

the easiest calathea imo. good one to get your feet wet on!

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@Micky
La Mesa, CA
Rating of the plant Rattlesnake Plant named Gromov by Micky on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

Brown tips galore! But otherwise very sturdy

How to care for Rattlesnake Plant

Water

How often to water your Rattlesnake Plant

Water needs for Rattlesnake Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Rattlesnake Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Rattlesnake Plant in your home

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

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.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Rattlesnake Plant

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

Care Summary for Rattlesnake Plant

Rattlesnake Plant

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.

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