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The Goeppertia genus is a family of 243 accepted species in the family Marantaceae. Native to the tropical Americas, many of these species common in the houseplant world were previously assigned as Calathea (another genus in the Marantaceae family).
The formerly known Rattlesnake Calathea, Majetica Calathea, Makoyana Calathea, Musaica Calathea, Orbofolia Calathea, Ornata Calthea, Zebrina Calathea, and Roseopicta Calathea (and many more notably known Calatheas) have been re-assigned as Goeppertia.
Despite the reclassification, the care guide for the re-assigned species are the same. Calatheas hold a reputation for being difficult to grow in indoor settings – and so too do the reclassified species into the Goeppertia genus. “Bright indirect light “, increased moisture, and chlorine-free water contribute to ensuring healthy and happy Goeppertia in your home. Though, specific care tips will ultimately depend on the species.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Goeppertia?
Goeppertia is a genus of plants in the Marantaceae family that are native to the tropical Americas.
How do you take care of Goeppertia?
Many Goeppertias thrive in bright indirect light, high moisture, and chlorine-free water. Goeppertia (like Calatheas) are also prone to the dreaded spidermites. We recommend using neem oil preventatively to reduce the likelihood of outbreaks.
Which Calatheas are now Goeppertia?
The formerly known Rattlesnake Calathea, Majestica Calathea, Makoyana Calathea, Musaica Calathea, Orbofolia Calathea, Ornata Calthea, Zebrina Calathea, and Roseopicta Calathea (and many more notably known Calatheas) have been re-assigned as Goeppertia.
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