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Calathea Medallion

SCIENTIFIC NAME: Calathea roseopicta

KNOWN AS: Prayer Plant

CLIMATE (LOCATION): South America | Tropical

DESCRIPTION: This Calathea has beautiful leaves! The leaves are round with a bumpy texture. They are green with brush strokes of different colors, and the undersides are pink.

Calathea Medallion Care

Watering
This plant likes to stay moist, but not wet. Check the soil frequently in summer to see if it is drying out. In winter, you can wait a little longer before watering again.
Lighting
Your Calathea will thrive in medium to bright, indirect light. Try to keep it away from rays of direct light as this will likely scorch the leaves and fade the pretty leaf patterns.
Humidity
A humidity lover, for sure. Calatheas are generally known for their diva-like qualities and humidity is one of the toughest things to get right for a happy Calathea. If the humidity level drops even a little bit, it can quickly lead to crispy brown leaf tips.
Temperature
This plant is able to adapt to average indoor temperatures. However, if it is exposed to cold drafts or dry heat from vents, the leaves are likely to wilt and turn yellow.
Toxicity
This plant is safe for your whole family, including pets and children. Even if someone takes a bite out of it, they won't get poisoned!
Propagation
Propagating a plant by division is easy. You can do it by simply cutting the rhizome (the thick horizontal "root"). The best time to propagate is always in spring or summer when the plant is most resilient. This is also an excellent opportunity to repot the parent plant.
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Calathea Medallion Lighting Requirements: Medium Light (Medium Indirect Light) to High Light (Bright Indirect Light); Low Light Tolerant

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