Plant Care Calathea Musaica

Calathea Musaica

4.9 out of 5 (8 experiences)

Calathea Musaica has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Calathea Musaica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Calathea Musaica

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 kegeljanii 'PP0005'

Also known as

Network Calathea kegeljanii, Calathea musaica, Calathea musaica 'Network', Calathea musaica 'Network and Calathea Network

How to care for Calathea Musaica


How often to water your Calathea Musaica

Water needs for Calathea Musaica
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea Musaica 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 Musaica

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Calathea Musaica in your home

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

Calathea Musaica 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Calathea Musaica in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Calathea Musaica

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

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Care Summary for Calathea Musaica

Calathea Musaica

Calathea Musaica

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 Musaica has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Calathea Musaica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Calathea Musaica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Calathea Musaica has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Calathea Musaica has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Megan avatar
leaf-1 87 Plants
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globe Washington, DC

I think this is one of the easier calathea tbh. Doesn’t seem to be as picky about water and whatnot.

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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 102 XP
globe Nashville, TN

This is one of my favorite plants because of how striking the leaves are! It’s fairly easy to take care of too. :)

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