Plant Care Goeppertia Orbifolia

Goeppertia Orbifolia

Reviewed by: | Last Updated: 02/25/2022

Also known as

Round-leaf Calathea, Round-leaf Calathea, Goeppertia orbifolia, Calathea Orbifolia, Orbifolia, Peacock Plant, Calathea, Orbit Peacock Plant, round leaf plant, Calathea Orb, Round Leaf Calathea, Calathea Orbi, Prayer Plant and Orbifolia Prayer


Calathea orbifolia

How to care for Goeppertia Orbifolia


How often to water your Goeppertia Orbifolia

Water needs for Goeppertia Orbifolia
0.5 cups
every 9

Goeppertia Orbifolia 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 Orbifolia

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Round-leaf Calathea in your home

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

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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How to fertilize Goeppertia Orbifolia

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

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Care Summary for Goeppertia Orbifolia

Goeppertia Orbifolia

Goeppertia Orbifolia

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.

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