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Goeppertia roseopicta 'Dottie'


Goeppertia roseopicta 'Dottie'

Family Name: Marantaceae
Synonyms: Goeppertia 'Black Rose', Calathea 'Black Rose'
Common Name: Rose Painted Calathea, Black Rose


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin - this cultivar is sold under the trade name of Calathea 'Black Rose'
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Clump forming herb to 40cm tall
Foliage Leaves elliptic to ovate, to 25cm long by 20cm wide; upper surface of leaf very dark green appearing almost black, with bright pink markings; mid rib bright pink. 
Flowers Inflorescence to 15cm tall, bracts green. Flowers white with a purple lip. 
Taxonomy Goeppertia roseopicta 'Dottie' is the correct cultivar name for plants sold under the Tradename Goeppertia BLACK ROSE.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Foliage
Landscape Uses Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)
Seed or Spore Dispersal Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Shade
Water Preference Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Plant Growth Rate Moderate
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Propagation Method Division


Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Black, Green, Pink, Purple, Red
Mature Foliage Texture(s) Smooth

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Master ID 32202
Species ID 6608
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Species record last updated on: 20 August 2021.