This plant requires medium to bright, indirect light. Keep out of direct sunlight to avoid the leaves from burning.
Keep the water evenly moist but not soggy, a well-draining soil is key. Depending on your home environment, water every few days in warmer months and once a week or every other week during cooler months. This plant also prefers filtered water or rain water. Tap water may cause the leaves to turn yellow.
This plant enjoys a warmer environment and the ideal temperature is 65ºF - 85ºF. Maintain temperatures of at least 60ºF in your home for the plant to thrive. Keep away from any doors or air vents with cold drafts. It prefers a spot with ample humidity so place near other plants or in a more naturally humid room in your house, like a bathroom or kitchen.
The plant can grow about 2' tall indoors. Use a generic houseplant fertilizer once a month in spring-summer to encourage growth. No fertilizer is necessary in winter when the plant naturally grows slower.
Repot your calathea every year or every other year to provide the plant with fresh, nutrient rich soil. If you want your plant to stay the same size, use the same size pot when repotting or go up 1" in size at a time if you want your plant to grow a bit wider. Repot in early spring using a well-draining soil.
You can propagate this plant using division. Choose the area you want to divide from the mother plant and gently untangle the roots from each other. Place the division in new potting soil and keep the soil evenly moist.
This plant is non-toxic to humans and pets.
About the Calathea Medallion