Calathea Rattlesnake Plant
Purchase Recommended Add-ons
Rattlesnake Plant is a pretty, pet friendly plant that does well indoors with minimal light and care. This plant looks like it’s been painted, and likes to dry out between watering. While it is tolerant of wet roots, it prefers not to be that way. The foliage will fade or burn if exposed to excessive light. The foliage is both cat and dog safe, according to the ASPCA Plant Toxicity List. This family of plants is known for its bright, intense foliage as it performs well indoors and holds its color without much light or care.
Does Not Ship to: AK, CA, HI, or PR
History and introduction of Rattlesnake Plant:
Native to Brazil, Rattlesnake Plant is found in slightly moist soil with bright, indirect light. The soil, while moist, drains quickly so that the roots don’t constantly stay wet. Thus, the plants like some humidity and can survive with little to no direct light. Rattlesnake Plants produce small flowers that are white, but rarely seen when the plant is grown indoors. The leaves move upwards, near vertical, come nighttime when the light is no longer available. Many have hypothesized why some plants do this, but there is not a consensus.
Calathea lancifolia is the Latin name for Rattlesnake Plant. Calathea means basket, which refers to the shape of the flower, while lancifolia means lance-shaped leaves.