Calathea Rattlesnake

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beginner friendly office plant pet friendly

The Rattlesnake plant is part of the the beautiful Calathea family, beautiful plants most known for the distinct leaf patterns. Now with most Calatheas can be fussy, we have seen that the Rattlesnake fairs quite well in the Melbourne weather. With gorgeous foliage, and deep purple underside, this is a plant not to be missed!

Why buy from Stem & Soul?

Because we only sell plants that are close to perfect as possible. It’s not always easy, but we’re committed to providing our customers with only the best quality plants!


Leaves can grow to lenghts of 70 cm


Low to medium light


Every 1-2 weeks (keep the soil moist) in the spring and summer. Water once a month in the winter.


15°C-29°C, humid conditions are ideal, we suggest misting the plant once a week


Potting soil with good drainage and high organic content.


Fertilise during growing season with a slow release fertiliser.


Use a pot with a drainage hole. Keep in a smaller pot to restrict growth.


Not toxic to pets