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Goeppertia concinna syn. Calathea leopardina (Prayer Plant)

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RATING: Easy to care for. Calathea leopardina has been reclassified and is correctly known as the Goeppertia concinna.

LOVES: Goeppertia concinna enjoys stable temperatures, a well-lit location (but out of direct sunlight) and high humidity.

HATES: Cold temperatures (below 15°C), being placed by a radiator or in draughty areas.

SIZE (approx): Pot diameter 12cm.

More information and care recommendations are below.


    Originating from Brazil, for some time the name Goeppertia was dismissed, with most plants from the genus being classed as Calatheas, however, genetic testing revealed that Goeppertia is the correct genus, so many plants were reclassified back to that name. This confusion with the naming is why Goeppertia concinna is still often referred to as Calathea leopardina.

    Goeppertia, also known as Prayer Plants, are well known for their colourful foliage and this plant is no exception with its stunning bright green foliage with dark green stripes.

    Quick Care Guide

    Care difficulty: This plant has easy-moderate care needs.

    Light requirements: For this plant to thrive it needs a medium to bright indirect light, a few feet from an east or west-facing window is best. Too much direct light will cause leaves to burn, if this happens move the prayer plant to a slightly shadier position.

    Watering: Geoppertias have specific water requirements, keep their soil moist but not waterlogged, as sitting in water will cause root rot. Water when the top inch of soil has dried out slightly and allow it to drain thoroughly. Geoppertias can be sensitive to chemicals in tap water and this can cause browning edges, therefore they prefer to be watered with rainwater. However, as this is not always possible you can leave tap water out to stand for 24 hours before watering.

    Humidity: Geoppertias love humidity. A lack of humidity can cause crispy leaf edges. Central heating and dry air are a sure way to make your plant suffer as are cold draughts, ideally, keep them at a temperature above 15°C and humidity around 70%. To boost humidity you can group humidity-loving plants together, use a humidifier or situate them in a bathroom or kitchen.

    Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets.

    Feeding: Goeppertias can be fed during the spring and summer, always follow the instructions on the packaging of your feed of choice.

    Repotting: Repot every two to three years during spring or when it has outgrown its current container. Size up one to two inches bigger than its current container and make sure the pot has adequate drainage holes.

    Goeppertia concinna syn. Calathea leopardina (Prayer Plant)
    Goeppertia concinna syn. Calathea leopardina (Prayer Plant)
    Goeppertia concinna syn. Calathea leopardina (Prayer Plant)
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