The show-stopping Rattlesnake Plant has narrow leaves that end at a point, making it stand-out from other varieties of Calathea. On top, the foliage is bright green with edges and spots in dark green. On the bottom, you will find a rich purple-red colour. Like other varieties of Calathea, expect the leaves to open and close with the time of day. The Rattlesnake Plant makes a great indoor houseplant for shelves, window sills, or desks.
- This plant will tolerate low light conditions; however, it will perform best with filtered or dappled sunlight. You would want to place it in a well-lit room with windows, but away from direct light.
- Plants with medium or moderate water needs should be watered when the top inch of soil is dry to the touch. We encourage allowing tap water to sit for 24 hours before using. This allows some of the chlorine to dissipate.
- Calathea do not require a lot of fertilizer. Apply in spring, summer, and fall only. Use a balanced fertilizer 20-20-20 NPK. If you are in doubt about fertilizing then don't worry about using it.