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Calathea

Medallion

in medium dolores Planter

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The Calathea Medallion is paired with our Dolores Planter, an earthenware pot measuring 7" tall and 7" wide. Your plant height and length may vary slightly. It comes potted in our soil mix to increase plant health, longevity, and growth. The Dolores Planter does not have a drainage hole. It has a layer of porous lava rocks lining the bottom to ensure proper drainage. The Dolores is named after San Francisco’s Mission Dolores Park.

Planter Size

Medium: 7" H x 7" WSize Guide

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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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    • Weekly
    • 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.
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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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