Posted 2Y ago by @tango


This poor guy looked like he had spider mites, so I quarantined him for a while. After a week with no traces I thought it would be fine, but then he started curling up like this. I’ve watered him (he was pretty dry) and misted him, but is there anything else I should do? And will he perk back up? I hope so!! @Nightshade #help #RattlesnakePlant #CalatheaCrew #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #PlantAddict #PLANTMAFIA
10ft to light, direct
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
Have you done anything to treat the mites?
If you water within half a day of it curling, most leaves should unfold. Poor guy! Sending good vibes πŸ’–
@tango that baby needs a makeshift pebble tray. That will help with humidity. Plus I spritz mine daily. The pebble tray has helped tremendously.
Lots of humidity! My rattle snake is doing ok but my other calathea is testing me! I started listing it and found a new spot for it and although some of her leaves are still crispy it’s coming back!! I didn’t snip any of mine because they were only crinkled at the ends of the leaves. You could try neem oil for the spider mites!
@KikiGoldblatt okay!!! Will do. 😊
@ashleyk Thank you!
@malobee I have not… the webs all went away though.
I meant misting it not listing it lol
@SunnyLorinseria okay! Thank you! β™₯️
@AshleyK haha! I got it. πŸ˜‰
@tango I would still treat it with insecticide soap or something because although you don’t see webbing the bugs could still be there. You can’t see with naked eye.
Take a damp white towel and wipe the bottom of the leaf, if it comes off yellow then the mites are still there
@Vinxy2 that sounds perfect… thank you!! I was worried it was hurting the plant too. πŸ˜…