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Habitat and Location:

Goeppertia orbifolia, commonly known as Calathea orbifolia, is a tropical perennial plant native to the rainforests of Brazil. This species typically inhabits the moist, shaded understories of these forests, thriving in the warm, humid environment provided by the dense canopy.


Description and Key Features:

Goeppertia orbifolia is noted for its large, rounded leaves that give a jungle feel. The plant features broad, oval leaves with a distinctive pattern of light and dark green stripes, giving them a ribbed appearance.


This species is a visually appealing addition to any plant collection, whether in a greenhouse, or as a houseplant.


Care Instructions:

For optimal growth, Goeppertia orbifolia should be placed in shade. While it can tolerate moderate light conditions, it thrives best with low to filtered sunlight. Ensure the plant is in a well-draining soil mix, such as a tropical terrestrial potting mix, to maintain adequate moisture without waterlogging. Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not soggy, and reduce the frequency during the cooler months when the plant's growth slows.


Maintain an intermediate to warm environment with daytime temperatures ranging from 15-32 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures between 14-22 degrees Celsius. Goeppertia orbifolia prefers high humidity and media that remains damp. Avoid placing the plant in drafts or sudden temperature changes, as it is sensitive to such conditions.




Plant Size: Mature size 35 – 40 cm

Family: Marantaceae

Plant Passport: A Goeppertia orbifolia B 140084 c 12882 d GB

Goeppertia orbifolia

SKU: Goeppertia orbifolia

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