Rattlesnake Calatheas, also known as prayer plants, have vibrant green leaves with darker-green brushlike strokes on top and dark-purple underbellies. One thing that's really amazing about them is they raise and lower their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm, hence the nickname!
The Rattlesnake Plant likes medium indirect light to dappled sun. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water every 1 to 2 weeks depending on how much sunlight it is receiving. If it's getting a lot of light, it needs more water. Water when potting mix is half-dry to dry. Pro-tip: These guys love filtered water.
They like normal to slightly higher humidity. If leaf edges crisp, increase humidity.
Calathea is a houseplant that really purifies the air, so it is a true eye-catcher in every interior that also makes a contribution to a better and healthier indoor climate.
A good thing about the Rattlesnake plant is that it's not toxic to cats and dogs. You can grow this plant pet alongside your pets without any fear.
A single Rattlesnake Plant in a 14cm plastic nursery pot.