Goeppertia elliptica is native to Colombia and French Guiana and is part of the Marantaceae family. ‘Vittata’ is considered a horticultural cultivar. Leaves are elliptical in shape with the upper surface a medium green, marked with white lines running parallel to the lateral veins.
Pot: 12cm diameter.
Height: Approximately 30cm from base of pot.
Ceramic pot not included.
Secrets to success
Temperature: 18-24˚C, keep out of draughts and avoid temperature fluctuations.
Light: Grows best in semi-shade; can tolerate light or filtered sunlight but avoid direct sun as that will bleach and burn leaves.
Watering: Keep substrate moist, reduce watering in winter.
Air humidity: Higher humidity.
Fertilising: Organic fertiliser is best but if using a synthetic fertiliser, dilute to half the recommended dosage. Feed monthly during growing season.
Potting mix: Less perlite, more peat or loam.
This plant is non-toxic.