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Calathea 'Variegated Silver'

Calathea 'Variegated Silver'

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The Goeppertia 'Silver Variegated', scientifically known as Goeppertia picturata, is a captivating houseplant admired for its large, oval-shaped leaves that feature striking silver and green variegation. The foliage's unique pattern and vibrant colors create a dramatic and exotic appearance. This Goeppertia exhibits a compact and bushy growth habit and when fully mature, 'Silver Variegated' typically reaches a height of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Goeppertia picturata (formerly Calathea picturata)

Common: Calathea Silver, Goeppertia Silver, Prayer Plant, Peacock Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-75°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • To encourage your Calathea and/or Goeppertia to flower, provide it with the recommended optimal conditions. If you're not interested in the flowers, you can remove them to allow your plant to redirect its energy to leaf production.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Marantaceae family, commonly known as the Prayer Plant or arrowroot family, is a group of flowering plants that includes over 550 species.
  • Calatheas and/or Goeppertias are native to tropical and subtropical regions of Central and South America, including Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru. They grow in the understory of rainforests, where they receive filtered light and moist soil.
  • The Calathea genus has been reclassified, with many species being moved into the Goeppertia genus in 2012. But, this is still not widely accepted in the horticultural community.
  • Calatheas and/or Goeppertias are sensitive to the chemicals commonly found in tap water, such as fluoride, chlorine, chloramine, and certain minerals like calcium and magnesium. These chemicals can cause leaf burn, stunted growth, or other issues. Water using distilled or purified water.
  • Calatheas and/or Goeppertias are known for their ability to "pray" at night. The leaves fold upwards and close together, resembling hands folded in prayer.
  • Calatheas and/or Goeppertias are known for their air-purifying properties. It can help to remove toxins from the air, such as benzene and formaldehyde.
  • Calatheas and/or Geoppertias can flower, but they are small, white and not as showy as their foliage.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • High Maintenance

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