Aptly named for the rattle shaped bract, this cultivar has yellow bracts with small white flowers.

Wildlife Facts
Common Name:
Golden Fleece Rattlesnake Plant
Scientific Name:
Calathea crotalifera ‘Golden Fleece’
Mexico to South Tropical America
  • White
  • Yellow
Fun Facts:
  • Rattlesnake plants have naturalized throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
  • It is also called Yellow Rattle Shaker.
Plant Type:
  • Perennial
Endangered Status
Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)
Hardiness Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

USDA Hardiness Zones

10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

11b (45 °F to 50 °F)