Classifications and Characteristics
|Plant Growth Form
|Lifespan (in Singapore)
|Of horticultural origin - this cultivar is sold under the trade name of Calathea 'Black Rose'
|Preferred Climate Zone
|Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
Description and Ethnobotany
|Clump forming herb to 40cm tall
|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.
|Inflorescence to 15cm tall, bracts green. Flowers white with a purple lip.
|Goeppertia roseopicta 'Dottie' is the correct cultivar name for plants sold under the Tradename Goeppertia BLACK ROSE.
|Desirable Plant Features
|Small Gardens, Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal
|Seed or Spore Dispersal
Plant Care and Propagation
|Semi-Shade, Full Shade
|Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
|Plant Growth Rate
|Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
|Mature Foliage Colour(s)
|Black, Green, Pink, Purple, Red
|Mature Foliage Texture(s)
|The information in this website has been compiled from reliable sources, such as reference works on medicinal plants. It is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment and NParks does not purport to provide any medical advice. Readers should always consult his/her physician before using or consuming a plant for medicinal purposes.