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Calathea 'Maui Queen'

calathea 'Maui Queen'

A tropical, evergreen, clump-forming perennial, grown as a foliage houseplant. The leathery leaves, to 20cm long, are dark green with pale green markings along the midrib. During the day the leaves are held out; at night they move to an upright position, showing thier purple undersides

Synonyms
Calathea 'Maui Queen'
Calathea louisae 'Maui Queen'
see moreCalathea 'Maori Queen'
Calathea mauwi
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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1A
Botanical details
Family
Marantaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Clump forming
Genus

Goeppertia are evergreen rhizomatous perennials forming clumps of elliptic leaves, often attractively-patterned; racemes of small tubular flowers are seldom produced in cultivation. Previously included within the genus Calathea

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in houseplant potting compost in bright, indirect or filtered light, with high humidity, draught-free conditions and a constant temperature. When in growth water freely and apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly; water moderately in winter. Pot annually in late spring

Propagation

Propagte by division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Sub-tropical
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to aphids and glasshouse red spider mite

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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