I'm Calathea Medallion. I get my name from my medallion-shaped leaves that almost look like a painting. My deep green and burgundy colored leaves almost look painted with their unique and bold pattern. I am the perfect plant to brighten up any room. Be sure to watch my leaves move as I raise and lower my leaves from day to night to catch the sun. And great news, my leaves help purify the air in your home and I am non-toxic to be around all your furry friends.
Difficulty Level: require some TLC
Light Needed: medium to bright, indirect light
Water: keep the soil evenly moist
Plant Traits: air purifying, pet-friendly
The Calathea Medallion gets its name from its bold and beautiful medallion-like leaves. The leaves have a unique, deep green pattern on the top and are a burgundy shade underneath. This plant is known to raise it's leaves up and down from day to night to catch the light due to an essential trait found in plants on the forest-floor. It requires a bit more care than some other plants as it likes a bit of TLC to ensure it is happy. It is a great plant for purifying your air and is non-toxic to all pets.
Botanical Name: Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion'
Nicknames: Calathea Medallion, Rose-Painted Prayer Plant
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Native To: Brazil
Mature Size: About 2' tall indoors
Leaf Color: Deep green and burgundy
Leaf Shape: Medallion or circle-shaped
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bedroom, living room, kitchen
Health Benefits: Purifies the air in your home
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Plant Height: about 14"-18" tall (including pot)
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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 human and pets.