Plant Care Goeppertia louisae

Goeppertia louisae

About Goeppertia louisae

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 louisae
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Calathea louisae

How to care for Goeppertia louisae

Water

How often to water your Goeppertia louisae

Water needs for Goeppertia louisae
0.5 cups
every 9

Goeppertia louisae 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 Goeppertia louisae

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Goeppertia louisae in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Goeppertia louisae: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Goeppertia louisae 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 Goeppertia louisae in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Goeppertia louisae

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

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Care Summary for Goeppertia louisae

Goeppertia louisae

Goeppertia louisae


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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