• Rattlesnake Plant
  • Rattlesnake Plant
  • Rattlesnake Plant

Rattlesnake Plant

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The Rattlesnake Plant prefers medium and indirect light. Placement at the interior of bright rooms and near north or east-facing windows is ideal. They’re adaptable to lower light levels, however, improper lighting will change the leaf appearance.

WATER

Keep soil consistently moist but not wet. Water when the topsoil has dried 1-2 inches and use room temperature, non-tap water. Reduce frequency during fall and winter.

AIR

Mimic a tropical environment with temperatures between 65º-85º and a high moisture content. Most indoor air will require extra humidity in order for the Rattlesnake to thrive. Provide a regular boost of humidity by:


  • Adding a humidifier nearby
  • Creating a pebble tray that lives underneath the pot
  • Misting the leaves 2-4x per week with non-tap water
  • Placement in a bathroom or kitchen, if lighting is suitable

PET FRIENDLY

Rattlesnake Plants are safe for cats and dogs. 

AESTHETIC

Leaves on the Rattlesnake Plant grow long from a central crown with ruffled edges and burgundy undersides. Each leaf grows deep-green oval markings that resemble those of a rattlesnake. These plants open and close their leaves in response to daylight and darkness. Native to tropical forest floors of Brazil, this allows the plant to protect itself and conserve moisture at night. 

HEALTH BENEFITS

Active exposure to and care for plants has many proven wellbeing benefits, such as: 


  • Lower stress levels
  • Improved mood
  • Superior mental clarity and focus

Rattlesnake plants are excellent air-purifiers. We recommend them as a plant to keep in the bedroom: their peaceful leaves, oxygenating properties, and humidifying capabilities will help you sleep better and feel refreshed in the morning. Keep their leaves free of dust for optimal photosynthesis and oxygen production.

SPIRITUAL INTERPRETATIONS

The Rattlesnake Plant is part of the Calathea family, which symbolizes new beginnings. The daily act of expanding its leaves at the start of each day reminds us to approach each day with a fresh heart and mind. 


They make lovely gifts to mark the start of new chapters and life transitions. 

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy Intermediate Experienced 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

Arriving to you in careful packaging:


  • Live Sansevieria Laurentii “Snake Plant” 
  • Temporary 4-inch or 6-inch nursery pot
  • Care card with tips for success

OUR RECS

We recommend a 4-inch or 7-inch ceramic planter with a drainage hole to provide ideal moisture balance for your Rattlesnake plant. When repotting, keep your plant in a planter of the same size or no more than 2 inches larger.  


Ideal soil amendments include combining peat moss, sand, and/or perlite with your standard potting mix.