4.4 out of 5 (32 experiences)
Also known as
Round-leaf Calathea, Round-leaf Calathea, Goeppertia orbifolia, Calathea Orbifolia, Orbifolia, Peacock Plant and Calathea
How to care for Goeppertia Orbifolia
Goeppertia Orbifolia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Goeppertia Orbifolia 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.
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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 Orbifolia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Beautiful big leaves and arguably the queen of my indoor jungle but of all the calatheas I’ve looked after, the Orbifolia is definitely the biggest diva. Can get crispy edges super easily so only water with rain water or filtered water and mist, mist, mist!
This is one of my favourite looking plants, however I’ve had a lot of issues with browning (more than any other calathea I have) and I’ve not seen the rate of growth I would like to. Bigger plants are soooo gorgeous though it’s super worth trying, but i don’t recommend getting a small one - get it already mid sized.
I love Mando my Calathea. Adorable new bright green striped leaves, grows quickly when 3ft or so from a south-facing window. BUT it browns soooo easily. I think anybody who grows calatheas should be prepared for brown tips and accept their plant with all of its imperfections (like ourselves 😊)
Not sure what I’m doing wrong, but this is the one plant in my house that I struggle the most. No matter what I do, the leaves just keep on browning. I added pebble tray, water attentively, and use water that I leave sitting overnight. It doesn’t grow much (maybe it’s not the season?) I’m afraid to add fertilizer because it’s so sensitive.