Plant Care Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows

4.6 out of 5 (87 experiences)

Cathedral Windows has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Cathedral Windows has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Cathedral Windows

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 makoyana
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Peacock Plant and Calathea makoyana

How to care for Cathedral Windows

Water

How often to water your Cathedral Windows

Water needs for Cathedral Windows
0.5 cups
every 9

Cathedral Windows needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Irondequoit, New York.

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 Cathedral Windows

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Plant care guide for Cathedral Windows in Irondequoit, New York

Irondequoit, New York

42% Low

Finding light for Cathedral Windows in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cathedral Windows: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cathedral Windows 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 Irondequoit, New York ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cathedral Windows

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cathedral Windows can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Cathedral Windows has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 40
Cathedral Windows has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 32
Cathedral Windows has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 31
Cathedral Windows has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 26
Cathedral Windows has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Cathedral Windows has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Cathedral Windows has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Maxined avatar
@Maxined
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 1,022 XP
globe Los Angeles, CA
03/17/2022

A DRAMA QUEEN 👸 but so worth considering she’s so pretty!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Browns easily Browns easily
Planteuphoria avatar
@Planteuphoria
leaf-1 60 Plants
xp 3,392 XP
globe Foley, AL
02/02/2022

Easy to care for. They love humidity. Keep next to humidifier. Mine loves being listed a few times a day with a spray bottle if you don’t have a humidifier. I water when top soil is dry.

Marco avatar
@Marco
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 134 XP
globe Barrie, Ontario
01/23/2022

I am NOT a plant person, but this lil gal has been pretty easy to take care of! And looks super cute!!

Survivor Survivor
Boozybillsbabe avatar
@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 52 Plants
xp 8,820 XP
globe Baltimore, MD
01/14/2022

A pretty easy calathea but a bit of a pest magnet. Spider mites really like this guy.

Survivor Survivor
Bjoyce avatar
@Bjoyce
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 10,286 XP
globe Orlando, FL
01/11/2022

So this plant got some type of fungus or something that caused brown spots on the leaves. The problem is fixed but it’s kind of a bummer since the blemishes will stay. Otherwise, this is your run of the mill calathea. Give it lots of humidity and try not to offend it, maybe you’ll be rewarded with lush leaves. But, lower the humidity and speak out of line, and it will summon spider mites to haunt your home for an eternity.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Dylan1stokes avatar
@Dylan1stokes
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 3,487 XP
globe Witham, England
01/10/2022

Calatheas can be very fussy, but with filtered water and good humidity they will thrive

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
Sophiatallboyy avatar
@Sophiatallboyy
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 202 XP
01/06/2022

I love this plant with my entire heart. It’s strong and it’s beautiful. Very very easy to take care of.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 74 Plants
xp 3,152 XP
12/28/2021

Can be dramatic if given tap water but I keep it in ~65% humidity under a grow light with an inch of spagnum moss covering the soil and it’s been doing worderfully

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Megan avatar
@Megan
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 14,504 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/28/2021

One of the easier/less fussy calathea, in my experience. Doesn’t like to dry out much.

Essential avatar
@Essential
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Houston, TX
11/18/2021

I like this type of plant because it provides purity inside households. It also has a detailed leafy look that catches any interior decor. Cathedral sturdy tropical plants originated in South America. Definitely would recommend type of plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Essential avatar
@Essential
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 56 XP
globe Houston, TX
11/18/2021

I like this type of plant because it provides purity inside households. It also has a detailed leafy look that catches any interior decor. Cathedral sturdy tropical plants originated in South America. Definitely would recommend type of plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Indymary avatar
@Indymary
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 3,772 XP
globe Greenwood, IN
11/16/2021

This one’s a beauty. It’s been easy to care for and appears to be happy. It sits in the center of my dining room table and I’ve received several compliments on it. It’s in a good spot, with a lot of indirect light from its eastern exposure.

Snerdbergler avatar
@Snerdbergler
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 926 XP
globe Omaha, NE
10/18/2021

I love the beautiful contrast of colors (green on top and purple on bottom of the leaves) and the texture of the leaves is so unique. A great addition to my collection and I hope to see it grow large and lush.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Kwuff avatar
@Kwuff
leaf-1 48 Plants
xp 1,112 XP
globe Morro Bay, CA
10/16/2021

Typically a lot of plant owners insist Calathea’s are hard to take care of, but I am so enjoying this baby grow. I’ve had absolutely 0 issues with this plant and it seems to be really happy on my kitchen counter. Perhaps the humidity being next to drying dishes is good for it!

The leaves move throughout the day, and have extremely vibrant colors that seem shiny. I bottom water mine unless the top looks extra dry, then I’ll water from the top and give it time to soak it back up from the bottom. I purchased in July I believe from Planterina.com and she’s almost doubled in size.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Heliotropewitch avatar
@Heliotropewitch
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 386 XP
09/30/2021

Absolutely keep this plant near a humidifier, and use filtered water / water that has been left to sit for a few hours. She can be a pesky little brat if she’s not given the proper care!

Browns easily Browns easily
Austin avatar
@Austin
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 266 XP
globe Burlington, VT
08/31/2021

accidentally scorched this guy putting it outside all day but after a few months it’s recovered with new growth!

Survivor Survivor
Kim avatar
@Kim
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 858 XP
07/27/2021

Keep your water regular and don’t overwater. Hates to be too wet or dry. Keep evenly moist

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Sharnirose avatar
@Sharnirose
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 710 XP
07/22/2021

Lovely plant, really gorgeous leaves and I love how much it moves each day! I often rotate it for balance.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Shalnya avatar
@Shalnya
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 846 XP
07/02/2021

Beautiful leaves that move with the light. Easy to tell if it's not getting enough light: the leaves will stay upright during the day!
I water as soon as the top of the soil feels dry, and haven't had a single brown tip in the four months since I got it.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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