Plant Care Calathea 'Beauty Star'

Calathea 'Beauty Star'

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Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

About Calathea 'Beauty Star'

Many of the houseplants we used to know as Calatheas now belong to the genus Goeppertia (say that three times fast). These plants have delightfully patterned leaves that come in all sorts of colors and shapes! Commonly known as prayer plants, the leaves of some species fold up at night through a process called nyctinasty meaning night movement! 😴


Goeppertia ornata 'Beauty Star'

Also known as

Calathea Beauty Star

How to care for Calathea 'Beauty Star'


How often to water your Calathea 'Beauty Star'

Water needs for Calathea 'Beauty Star'
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea 'Beauty Star' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Calathea 'Beauty Star'

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Calathea 'Beauty Star' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calathea 'Beauty Star': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calathea 'Beauty Star' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Calathea 'Beauty Star'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calathea 'Beauty Star': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Calathea 'Beauty Star' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Calathea 'Beauty Star'

Calathea 'Beauty Star'

Calathea 'Beauty Star'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Calathea 'Beauty Star' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@Megan avatar
leaf-1 66 Plants
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globe Washington, DC

This calathea is even prettier in person than in pictures. Can be dramatic (of course, it’s a calathea) but I love it. Bonus - it’s pet safe!

@Rlane927 avatar
leaf-1 128 Plants
xp 8,444 XP

I love the patterns on Calathea leaves. They’re very finicky and drama queens though.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
@Stinaweeze avatar
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 1,713 XP
globe Ferguson, MO

Calatheas hate me. They are sensitive.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Taylor avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 286 XP
globe Reno, NV

70-75% Humidity!!

Fast grower Fast grower
@Alicampbell avatar
leaf-1 27 Plants
xp 351 XP

Beautiful but definitely needs more upkeep than some other plants. I have three Calatheas and they all were on the verge of death this winter despite having a humidifier and relatively high temperature (indoors in New England, so 🤷🏻‍♀️). This has bounced back super quickly in the last month alone, though, so I think if you have the right conditions and the willingness to give it a little extra love, you’ll definitely enjoy!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
@aliijaegerr avatar
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 311 XP

medium to low indirect light
only water with room temperature filtered water

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily

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