According to Plants of the World Online, Goeppertia ornata (Lindl.) Borchs. & S. Suárez is now the correct and accepted name for this plant. It was named and described by Finn Borchsenius and Stella Suárez in Systematic Botany in 2012. It was first named Maranta ornata by John Lindley and described in Flore des Serres et des Jardins de l’Europe in 1848.
OTHER PREVIOUS SCIENTIFIC NAMES:
Phrynium ornatum (Lindl.) K. Koch-Named and described by Karl (Carl) Heinrich Emil (Ludwig) Koch in Allgemeine Gartenzeitung in 1857.
Calathea ornata (Lindl.) Körn.-Named and described by Friedrich August Körnicke in Gartenflora in 1858.
Phyllodes ornata (Lindl.) Kuntze-Named and described by Carl (Karl) Ernst (Eduard) Otto Kuntze in Revisio Generum Plantarum 1891.
Calathea arrecta Lindl. & André-Named and described by John Lindley and Édouard-François André in L’Illustration Horticole in 1871.
Calathea ornata var. albolineata Körn.-Named and described by Friedrich August Körnicke in Mittheilungen des Russischen Gartenbauvereins zu St. Petersburg in 1860.
Calathea ornata var. roseolineata Körn.-Named and described by Friedrich August Körnicke in Mittheilungen des Russischen Gartenbauvereins zu St. Petersburg in 1860.
Maranta coriifolia Regel-Named and described by Eduard August von Regel in Gartenflora in 1879.
Phyllodes arrecta (Lindl. & André) Kuntze-Named and described by Carl (Karl) Ernst (Eduard) Otto Kuntze in Revisio Generum Plantarum 1891.
The Goeppertia genus was first named and described by Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck in Linnaea in 1831. SO, the genus is not new… According to Plants of the World Online, there are now 241 accepted species in the Goeppertia genus.
Members of the genus are native to Mexico and much of South America. The species, Goeppertia ornata, is native to Columbia and Venezuela.
I bought this Pinstripe Plant from Lowe’s in Greenville, Mississippi while living at the mansion on August 25, 2012. It wasn’t doing so hot when I bought it from the discount rack. They always gave me good deals and the pot it was in was worth more than the plant. Honestly, I acquired a lot of nice pots that way. This plant didn’t survive long after I bought it. I think the cool, wet conditions at Lowe’s did it in before I brought it home.
I didn’t have this plant very long so I can’t give you any information about my personal experience. When I lived with my brother in Minnesota, they had a HUGE Prayer Plant, Maranta leuconeura (which is strangely still an accepted name), in a pot that was in a tuba in their sunroom. It was an awesome looking plant and did very well there.
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FOR FURTHER READING:
PLANTS OF THE WORLD ONLINE: (GENUS/SPECIES)
HOUSE PLANTS EXPERT
WIKIPEDIA (THE CALATHEA GENUS)
MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN (Maranta leuconeura)