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Calathea Majestica 'White Star'


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Goeppertia Majestica (form. Calathea Majestica) is a beautifully striped tropical houseplant showing off a precise white stripe pattern in mature leaves, and the same pattern in a vibrant pink on new growth. You can intensify the pink portions by giving it higher light which the Calathea ‘White Star’ prefers anyway. However be cautious as too much light can burn the sensitive leaves, especially if humidity is too low. High humidity will optimize it’s growth and prevent issues like brown, crispy tips and so will consistent watering.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Goeppertia Majestica syn. Calathea Majestica
  • Pronunciation: GO-per-sha ma-JES-te-ka
  • Common Name: Calathea White Star
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Native Range: South America

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light Preference: Medium Light, Low/Shade, Bright/Indirect
  • Water Frequency: High/Moist. Thrives in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Allow the surface of the soil to slightly dry out between watering. These plants can be sensitive to hard water or water that has too many additives. We recommend using filtered tap water or rain water
  • Humidity Preference: High
  • Temperature: Prefers warmth; 60-85F
  • Soil Type: Regular potting mix, Peaty mix, Airy and slightly acidic
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every couple of weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Root division 
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy. Can grow up to 2' tall and generally prefers to be repotted every two years
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets