Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion'
A beautiful tropical plant, the Calathea will lift the look of any room with its spectacular foliage.
You can tell I'm a medallion, because my leaves are made up of concentric patterns, rather than stripes.
The 'Medallion' variety has light and dark green patterns on the tops of the leaves and a deep purple underside. Watch its leaves open and close at dawn and dusk. Plus, it's a mighty air purifier so it'll clean up any nasties from your room too. Keep the soil moist but not overwatered and move away from direct sunlight.
Small: Growing pot size: 14cm. Overall plant height including growing pot: 35-45cm
Large: Growing pot size: 19cm. Overall plant height including growing pot: 65-75cm
Extra Large: Growing pot size: 27cm. Overall plant height including growing pot: 70-80cm
Pets: Pet friendly
Useful to know:
I come from the tropical Rainforests of South America.
I can grow as tall as 60cm and I am a fairly speedy grower.
I like a lot of diffused light, but direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose my precious markings. Because I grow on the canopy floor, I can tolerate shade, but I grow much better with indirect light.
I like my soil to be moist, but I am also susceptible to root rot, so don't let me sit in water. Think little and often as a watering policy.
I prefer warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but can cope with as low as 15°C. Please keep me away from draughts!
Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Wipe my leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust, so that I can breathe properly.
High humidity levels are a must. Stand on a wet pebble tray to improve humidity and mist frequently. Pop it in the shower from time to time to give an extra boost.
Good news: I am pet friendly!
I am really good at removing toxins and impurities from the air, so I'll help you breathe more easily.
Decorative pot sold separately.