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Pin Stripe Plant

Goeppertia ornata

Also known as

Striped Prayer Plant, Prayer Plant, Pin-Stripe Calathea, Pin Stripe Plant 'Sanderiana', Calathea Sanderiana

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Partial Shade
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








3 years to reach maturity


More images of Pin Stripe Plant

A close up of some green Goeppertia ornata leaves with white stripes
A close up of a green striped Goeppertia ornata leaf
A photo of Pin Stripe Plant
A photo of Pin Stripe Plant
A photo of Pin Stripe Plant

Pin Stripe Plant Overview

Goeppertia ornata is an attractive evergreen perennial in the Marantaceae family. It has an upright and clump-forming habit, on average not exceeding half a metre in height. Originating from Northern South America, this species is also a popular houseplant, grown for its attractive striped foliage. It likes consistent moisture, water little and regularly but do not let it sit in standing water as this can lead to root rot. It produces large, oval to egg-shaped, dark green leaves with pairs of pale pink-white striping either side of leaf midribs. The undersides of these are a stunning purple colour. Flowers rarely appear in cultivation, they are white if they do and this species generally blooms in the summer. This species was recently reclassified from the genus Calathea to Goeppertia.

How to propagate Pin Stripe Plant


You can propagate by division in the spring.

Special features of Pin Stripe Plant

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Pin Stripe Plant

Mainly grown as a houseplant in temperate regions and for its foliage


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