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Goeppertia majestica

Previously known as:

  • Calathea majestica
Description

A houseplant with very showy leaves. Evergreen indoor herbaceous perennial to 3' 3", erect and spreading.

Quick ID Hints:

  • Leaves are erect, egg-shaped with slender petioles
  • Leaf is plain or has thin stripes of color along veins
  • Underside of leaf is purple

Desired for large, erect leaves; used as large specimen or atrium plant in high humidity, indoor settings. 

Intolerant of low humidity, wet soil, dry soil, low or inconstant temperatures, cold drafts, direct sun, low light; prefers well-lit site with high humidity, moist soil and constant average room temperature; no serious disease/pest problems.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Albo-lineata'
    Thin white stripes along lateral veins.
  • 'Roseo-lineata'
    Has pink stripes.
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#perennial#showy leaves#interiorscape#herbaceous#fantz#indoor
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Albo-lineata'
    Thin white stripes along lateral veins.
  • 'Roseo-lineata'
    Has pink stripes.
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#perennial#showy leaves#interiorscape#herbaceous#fantz#indoor
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Goeppertia
    Species:
    majestica
    Family:
    Marantaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South America
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Description:
    White, violet and yellow, in pairs; bracts burnt orange, spirally arranged.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obtuse
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Erect, basal or crowded alternate, simple, ovate, obtuse, rotund, entire, glossy dark green above, dull red-purple beneath, to 24"; petioles sheathing at base.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Short, erect aerial or rhizomatous.