Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion'
Introducing the enchanting Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion'—a true masterpiece of nature's artistry. With its captivating medallion-like leaves, this botanical beauty is designed to infuse your space with a touch of exotic allure. The rich tapestry of dark and light greens, gracefully intertwined with creamy white strokes, creates a visual symphony that never fails to evoke awe and wonder. Just like a romantic dance, the 'Medallion' Calathea sways with elegance, changing the ambience of any room it graces. Its velvety foliage not only captivates the eye but also whispers a tale of tropical paradise. Every glance at its intricately patterned leaves is like a secret rendezvous with nature's splendor. Elevate your surroundings with the timeless charm of 'Medallion' Calathea—a living work of art that embodies the poetry of botanic romance.
Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion' appreciates consistently moist soil, but be cautious not to overwater. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Ensure proper drainage to prevent waterlogging, as soggy soil can lead to root rot. Use room-temperature water to avoid shocking the plant. Keep an eye on humidity levels, as Calatheas thrive in higher humidity environments. Misting or placing a tray of water nearby can help maintain the desired moisture. We recommend measuring the moisture of the soil with a moisture meter.
Provide bright, indirect light for your Calathea 'Medallion.' Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Indirect light with dappled sunlight is ideal. Consider placing it near a window with sheer curtains to filter the light. Avoid low-light conditions, as this can affect the plant's growth and vibrant leaf colors.
During the growing season (spring and summer), feed your Calathea 'Medallion' every 4-6 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength. Avoid over-fertilizing, as it can lead to leaf burn or nutrient buildup. In the fall and winter, reduce or stop fertilization, as the plant's growth naturally slows down.
Repot your Calathea 'Medallion' every 1-2 years, ideally in the spring when it's actively growing. Choose a slightly larger pot with good drainage. Use a well-draining potting mix that retains some moisture, such as a mix of peat moss, perlite, and other organic materials. Gently remove the plant from its current pot, loosen the roots, and place it in the new pot at the same level it was before. Fill in with fresh soil and water thoroughly. Repotting not only refreshes the soil but also allows the plant to continue growing healthily.