Plant Care Calathea 'Julia'

Calathea 'Julia'

About Calathea 'Julia'

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! 😴

Taxonomy

Goeppertia sanderiana 'Julia'
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Pin Stripe Calathea 'Julia' and calathea julia

How to care for Calathea 'Julia'

Water

How often to water your Calathea 'Julia'

Water needs for Calathea 'Julia'
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea 'Julia' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Omaha, Nebraska.

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 'Julia'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Calathea 'Julia' in Omaha, Nebraska

Omaha, Nebraska

28% Very Low

Growing Calathea 'Julia' in Omaha right now

Light needs for plant Calathea 'Julia' in Omaha, Nebraska

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 29th, 2023

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Omaha is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determining…

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Light needs for plant Calathea 'Julia' in Omaha, Nebraska

Sunlight will increase by 34.3% ☀️

January 25th, 2023

Omaha is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Omaha is expected to increase by 34.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 8.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per da…

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Light needs for plant Calathea 'Julia' in Omaha, Nebraska

Daylight will increase by 1.1 hours 📈

January 29th, 2023

This month, Omaha is getting an average of 6.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 11.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Calathea 'Julia' in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Omaha, Nebraska ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Calathea 'Julia'

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

When to repot Calathea 'Julia'

Nutrient needs for plant Calathea 'Julia' in Omaha, Nebraska

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 29th, 2023

The growing potential in Omaha is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot p…

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Care Summary for Calathea 'Julia'

Calathea 'Julia'

Calathea 'Julia'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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