Plant Care Goeppertia Orbifolia

Goeppertia Orbifolia

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | 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

Taxonomy

Calathea orbifolia
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Goeppertia Orbifolia

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

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.

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

🪴 Nutrients

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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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Goeppertia Orbifolia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Goeppertia Orbifolia may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Goeppertia Orbifolia prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.


🪴 Soil

Goeppertia Orbifolia is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.


💩 Fertilizer

Goeppertia Orbifolia should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Goeppertia Orbifolia is native to Tropical Americas.


🌱 Propagation

Goeppertia Orbifolia can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Goeppertia Orbifolia

Goeppertia Orbifolia

Goeppertia Orbifolia


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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