Plant Care Goeppertia majestica

Goeppertia majestica

4.3 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Goeppertia majestica has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Goeppertia majestica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Goeppertia majestica

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 majestica

Also known as

White Star Calathea, Calathea majestica, Calathea Whitestar, geoppertia majestica and Calathea White Star

How to care for Goeppertia majestica


How often to water your Goeppertia majestica

Water needs for Goeppertia majestica
0.5 cups
every 9

Goeppertia majestica 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 majestica

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 majestica in your home

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

Goeppertia majestica 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 majestica in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Goeppertia majestica

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

Difficulty Level

Goeppertia majestica 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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Care Summary for Goeppertia majestica

Goeppertia majestica

Goeppertia majestica

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

Goeppertia majestica has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Goeppertia majestica has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Goeppertia majestica has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Goeppertia majestica has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
@Megan avatar
leaf-1 66 Plants
xp 14,740 XP
globe Washington, DC

One of my favorite calathea. They’re not tooooo hard to keep healthy but in my experience when they start to decline they can be a little tricky to bring back to health.

@HobokenTina avatar
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 551 XP
globe Hoboken, NJ

The care and hard work pay off for this beauty, once you figure out what it likes.

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
@Ashton avatar
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 57 XP

Be very careful about watering.

Browns easily Browns easily
@DrDrey avatar
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 2,617 XP

Absolutely gorgeous. As a calathea, very fussy with leaf browning, but i haven’t found it to be as fussy as my orbifolia. Extremely slow growing in my experience.

Browns easily Browns easily

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