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Bring Nature's Beauty to Your Home with Calathea Crotalifera - The Red Rattle Snake Plant

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Original price Rs. 199.00
Current price Rs. 149.00
Common name:
Rattle Snake Calathea, Red Rattle
Shrubs, Indoor Plants, Water & Aquatic Plants
Marantaceae or Maranta family


Calathea Crotalifera, also known as the Rattlesnake Plant, is a tropical plant native to Central and South America. Belonging to the Marantaceae family, it is well-known for its striking patterned leaves, which feature dark green and deep purple coloration. This ornamental plant is an excellent choice for indoor gardening and can thrive in low-light conditions.


  1. Potting mix: Use a well-draining potting mix containing peat moss or coco coir, perlite, and compost.
  2. Pot selection: Choose a pot with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. A ceramic or plastic pot is suitable.
  3. Planting: Place the Calathea Crotalifera plant in the center of the pot and cover its roots with the potting mix. Gently press the soil around the plant.


  1. Light: Provide indirect, bright light. Avoid direct sunlight as it can cause the leaves to fade or burn.
  2. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 65-80°F (18-27°C). Keep the plant away from drafts or sudden temperature changes.
  3. Humidity: High humidity levels (around 60-70%) are essential. Use a humidifier or place the pot on a tray of water with pebbles to increase humidity.
  4. Watering: Water when the top inch of soil is dry, ensuring that the plant doesn't sit in standing water. Use distilled or filtered water to prevent mineral buildup.


  1. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. Avoid over-fertilizing.
  2. Pruning: Remove yellow or damaged leaves to maintain the plant's appearance and promote new growth.
  3. Repotting: Repot the plant every 2-3 years into a slightly larger pot to accommodate root growth.
  4. Pest control: Inspect the plant regularly for pests such as spider mites or aphids. Use neem oil or insecticidal soap to treat any infestations.


  1. Air purification: Calathea Crotalifera can help improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene.
  2. Aesthetics: The attractive foliage of the Rattlesnake Plant adds visual interest and a touch of nature to any indoor space.
  3. Low maintenance: With proper care, this plant can thrive indoors with minimal attention, making it an excellent choice for busy plant owners or beginners.