These plants are hard to find and quite expensive, so I researched how to care for them. Commonly known as the "Rattlesnake Plant," they don't like bright sunlight and they don't like to be over or under watered. However, the fuss that one must make to keep them happy is well worth the energy. They are beautiful plants, and the one I purchased at Bates is just fabulous. They fold up at night, which adds to their unique qualities. I highly recommend this plant, as well as Bates nursery.