- Easy To Grow
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 2-3 feet
- Pet Safe
Medallion II Calathea is a very popular and easy plant to grow. With showy, medallion-shaped leaves with a vibrant green pattern on top and a deep burgundy bottom, this is a beautiful specimen. The leaves will tend to fold or curl up at night. This is a pet-friendly plant that does well in humid environments. It is native to Ecuador.
Best Locations For Growing Medallion II Calathea
This plant is sure to make a statement in your home and looks really stunning on a table top or pedestal. It will need a couple weeks to get accustomed to its location. Be patient and give it time. It will thrive in either the kitchen or bathroom as well as the more common areas of the home or office.
Medallion II Calathea Sunlight Requirements
It prefers medium to bright indirect sunlight, but tolerates low light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, which can scorch the leaves. Fading leaf color may be an indicator of too much direct sunlight.
Medallion II Calathea Care
This plant may require an occasional rinsing. The moisture will be beneficial as the plant thrives in a humid environment. Calathea requires well-drained, loose soil and can easily adjust to a variety of household temperatures. It flourishes in warmer areas and can be placed outside during the growing season as long as the nighttime temperatures don’t regularly drop below 50 degrees F. Too much direct sunlight will scorch the leaves.
Watering Medallion II Calathea
Keep the plant moist but avoid allowing the roots to sit in water. This plant does well with a regular watering schedule and is not drought tolerant. Avoid using unfiltered tap water that contains chlorine, salts, and fluoride as it will cause the leaves to turn brown and curl up.
Feeding Medallion II Calathea
Requires a well-balanced general houseplant fertilizer with a 15-15-15 NPK ratio once per month. No need to fertilize during the winter months. Be aware that too much fertilizer can cause root burn.
Medallion II Calathea Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light, Low Light
|Care Requirements: Easy
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
|Pet Friendly: Yes
|Kid Friendly: Yes
|Air Purifier: Moderate
|Growth Rate: Moderate
|Mature Height: 2-3 feet
|Mature Spread: 2-3 feet
|Flower Color(s): None
|Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
|Foliage Type: Variegated
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
|Foliage Description: Variegated, Purple, Green
|Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
|Humidity: 30 - 70%
|Common Name: Medallion II Calathea
|Other Name(s): Prayer Plant
|Scientific Name: Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion II'
|Plant Type: House Plant
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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