Prayer Plant

Goeppertia louisae

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A close up of a green Goeppertia louisae plant
Goeppertia louisae is a tender, evergreen, perennial species in the Marantaceae family, originating from Brazil. It was recently reclassified from Calathea louisae into the genus Goeppertia. It has an upright habit, producing short-stalked, patterned, oval leaves. Leaves are green, with shades of messy cream patterning down the centre and purple colouring on the undersides. Small, purple to white-green flowers may appear in summer. This tender plant grows best in indirect light and moderate humidity, keep above freezing temperatures and plant in well-draining soil for optimal growth.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Special features

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Attractive leaves

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Compost, Loam, Sand, Clay

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Marantaceae

Flower colour

Purple, White, Green

Scent

None

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