Plant Care Calathea fasciata

Calathea fasciata

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About Calathea fasciata

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 fasciata

Also known as

calathea rotundifolia

How to care for Calathea fasciata


How often to water your Calathea fasciata

Water needs for Calathea fasciata
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea fasciata 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 fasciata

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Calathea fasciata in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calathea fasciata: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calathea fasciata 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 fasciata

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calathea fasciata: 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 fasciata after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Calathea fasciata

Calathea fasciata

Calathea fasciata

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

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Gorgeous and not as needy as my other calathea so far. It is doing well in my cabinet. High humidity lover.

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globe Washington, DC

I’m obsessed with calathea and this one is no exception. The leaves are large and gorgeous.

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