Calathea lancifolia Plant Care and Instruction
A key consideration for any calathea plant is proper lighting, and the rattlesnake is no exception. If it gets too much direct sunlight, the vibrant spotted markings will begin to fade. Filtered light is the best option. If you want to have your rattlesnake plant in a window, select one that doesn’t have intense afternoon sun streaming through it, or diffuse the light with drapes. A bright spot in a conservatory or a well-lit room away from the direct light in a window can work well too. Over the summer period, when your rattlesnake plant experiences the most growth, they will need to be watered frequently. Keeping the soil or potting mix moist is important. The ideal temperatures for this plant are around 60-75ºF. If it is exposed to prolonged temperatures below this, the leaves can wilt and brown, and it will eventually die off.
Light – Bright indirect sunlight
Place – Bright indoors
Water- once a week
Fertilizer – A weak dose of a specialized foliage variety with a decent amount of nitrogen works well for plants with lots of leaves.
Temperature – 60-75ºF