Medallion Calathea

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  • Easy To Grow
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 2-3 feet
  • Pet Safe

Medallion Calathea is a gorgeous houseplant with large medallion-shaped leaves. It's very easy to grow with the proper care. It's known for its bold, patterned foliage. The leaves may tend to fold or curl up at night time–this is perfectly natural. The undersides of the leaves offer a striking purplish color. This pet friendly plant prefers a humid environment. This plant is native to Ecuador.

Best Locations For Growing Medallion Calathea

This is part of the prayer plant family, and with its showy leaves, it should be placed in a position where it can be fully admired. Once placed, it may take a couple weeks to acclimate to the spot; give it time. It will flourish in either the kitchen or bathroom as well as more common areas of the house or office.

Medallion Calathea Sunlight Requirements

This plant prefers medium to bright light. However, it can also tolerate low light conditions. If the leaves begin to show signs of fading, then it's receiving too much sunlight. Placing it in more dappled or filtered light can solve this problem. Avoid too much direct sunlight as it will scorch the leaves.

Medallion Calathea Care

This plant does well with an occasional rinsing to remove dust and retain the shine of the leaves. The extra moisture is also good for hydrating the plant. Calathea requires well-drained potting soil to prevent root rot. It tolerates a variety of household temperatures, but it tends to flourish in warmer temperatures. This stunning plant can be placed outside during the growing season, but should be brought in when night temperatures regularly drop below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. This plant can be propagated by dividing the tuber when repotting.

Watering Medallion Calathea

This plant thrives on a regular watering schedule. Keeping the spoil moist is important for the health of this houseplant. Do not overwater the plant but be even more careful to not allow it to dry out as it is not drought tolerant. Avoid unfiltered tap water as it generally contains salts, chlorine and fluoride, which will cause the leaves to curl up or turn brown.

Feeding Medallion calathea

This plant does well with the application of a general houseplant fertilizer with a 15-15-15 mixture once a month. There is no need to fertilize the plant during the winter months. Too much fertilizer may lead to root burn.

Medallion Calathea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium 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
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Moderate
Mature Height: 2-3 feet
Mature Spread: 2-3 feet
Flowering: No
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Shade/Description: Grown for Foliage
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Variegated, Purple, Green
Temperature: 65° - 75°F (18° - 24°C)
Humidity: 30 - 70%
Common Name: Medallion Calathea
Other Name(s): Prayer Plant
Scientific Name: Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion'
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

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.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • 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.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Medallion Calathea Show Reviews

  • 5
    lively upon receiving the plant

    Posted by Henry Cowan on Jun 15, 2023

    The leaves were shiny and healthy, without any signs of damage or stress. It's clear that the plant was well-cared for before being shipped.