Saffron-Coloured Calathea

Goeppertia crocata

Eternal Flame Plant, Prayer Plant

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Flower of Calathea crocata
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Calathea crocata has recently been reclassified, it is now known as Goeppertia crocata. This tender, compact evergreen perennial is frequently chosen for indoor use. It forms clumps of broad ovate green leaves with red undersides. In summer, orange-red flowers appear on spikes.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

In late spring.

Special features

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Attractive flowers

Environment

Light

Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Marantaceae

Flower colour

Red, Orange

Scent

None

Problems

Can be attacked by red spider mites and glasshouse whitefly, but generally disease-free.
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