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Calathea

Medallion

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The 'Medallion' Calathea gets its name from the unique roundness of its leaves. It comes in a 4.5" tall by 6" wide plastic nursery pot. They do well in medium light, and weekly waterings. This houseplant is pet-friendly!

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Plant Care

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    • Medium
    • Prefers medium indirect light to dappled sun.
  • Sun Exposure Icon Dropdown Arrow
    • Indirect
    • Indirect light to dappled sun. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
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    • About every 1-2 weeks
    • When potting mix is half-dry to dry, about 2" down.
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    • Normal to Humid
    • Normal to slightly higher humidity will do.

Plant Origins

Brazil

Plant Bio

Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion' is a cultivar of calathea selected for round leaves with brilliant markings, resembling a medallion. Calatheas are often called 'prayer plants' because of their unique leaf movements –– they raise and lower their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm. This phenomenon is called nyctinasty. Plant movements are controlled by a flux of water pressure in the pulvini - nodes at the base of the leaves. Scientists theorize that these movements are meant to follow the sun and catch as much light as possible –– an essential trait for a forest-floor-dwelling plant!

"Calathea time lapse" on YouTube. You’re welcome.

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