The braided patterned leaves and elongated shape are the traits that earn this plant it’s namesake. Place your Rattlesnake plant where it will receive bright ambient light, and watch it’s leaves move up and down with the sun!
Avoid direct sunlight as this will scorch the leaves. If you are unsure about lighting conditions, placing your plant a few feet away from a window where it will not receive direct sun, is the safest bet. We also have a guide for how to measure light in your space.
PRO TIP: Calathea have very expressive foliage, and will make it obvious when they’re thirsty by curling up their leaves into little rolls. Don’t worry–it’s just letting you know it needs a drink. Calathea bounce back very quickly from underwatering.