Calathea Maui Queen
Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Calathea Maui Queen

Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Maui Queen, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs.

Calathea Maui Queen Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil twice a week and water if top 25% or more is dry.
Fertilizer:A well diluted balanced plant feed every 3 weeks in spring and summer.
Soil:A mix of 80% potting compost and 20% perlite.
Humidity:60%.
Temperature:18-28°C (64-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Goeppertia Louisae Maui Queen.
Common issues:Too little humidity or too little water.

Introduction

The Calathea Maui Queen is known for its lightly-serrated edged dark green leaves and light green central patterning.

See also: Calathea Musaica, Calathea Beauty Star, Calathea Freddie, Calathea Zebrina.

Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. No direct sun which could burn the leaves.

How Often To Water Calathea Maui Queen

They do not want to dry out but at the same time should not be water logged. Check the soil twice a week and water it if the top 25% or more is dry.

Fertilizer

Feed them a well diluted balanced plant feed every 3 weeks in spring and summer.

Soil

They need a well draining medium to avoid root rot. A mix of 80% potting compost and 20% perlite will drain well.

When to Repot Calathea Maui Queen

Check the roots once a year and give the pot a bigger size if they are crowded.

Humidity

Aim for 60%, they like to be humid and can get crispy leaves if not given enough.

Temperature

Aim for 18-28°C (64-82°F) during the day and keep them above 10°C (50°F) at night.

How to Propagate Calathea Maui Queen

They need to be divided up and separated out. Wait until the plant is big enough and then take it out of its pot and remove one or tow pups, being careful not to damage the roots. Then pot them up separately.

Calathea Maui Queen Size

They can get to about 70cm (28inches) high and wide.

Calathea Maui Queen Vs Misto

These two similar plants can be told apart as the Maui Queen has a maroon color on the underside of it’s leaves.

Other Names

Goeppertia Louisae Maui Queen.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Too little humidity or too little water are common issues. Don’t overwater them, but make sure they are humid.

Other Articles You Might Like

There you have it, here ends our guide to this beautiful plant. You might also like our other articles:

Calathea Musaica, Calathea Beauty Star, Calathea Freddie, Calathea Zebrina.

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