Calathea Medallion, also known as Calathea veitchiana, is named for its medallion-like foliage patterns. This popular Calathea variety has oval leaves with white patterns on the middle and sides, while its undersides are of color purple or burgundy. Although quite challenging to care for, this Calathea is truly worth it to add to your decorative houseplant collection.
- Plant height:
- Small – 4 to 6 inches, minimum of 4 leaves
- Medium – 4 to 6 inches, minimum of 8 leaves
- Large – 4 to 6 inches, minimum of 12 leaves
- Pot diameter: 3 to 4 inches for all sizes
The Calathea Medallion can fit in our Good Pots collection.
The origin of Calathea plants comes from the wildernesses of the Amazon in South America, in concealed zones underneath thick vegetation or exceptionally tall trees. Calatheas or Maranta gets their nickname of ‘Prayer Plant’ in view of a cycle called nyctinasty. During the day, their leaves open to get daylight, and around evening time overlay upwards, as though they are “supplicating”. There is a specific joint found in the stem of Calatheas that permits them to open and close for the duration of the day.
This Calathea for sale in Manila flourishes best in bright indirect sunlight where they can have optimum growth. Direct sunlight may make it lose its tones. Besides, it can also burn your plant’s leaves or your Calathea may fold its leaves attempting to shield itself from brutal direct daylight.
The suggested watering schedule for the Calathea Medallion is once to two times a week or when the top 2 to 3 inches of the soil has dried out. This indoor plant in Manila loves its soil moist, however not soggy. So make sure not to let it stay with standing water. While it’s fine to use tap water, lukewarm rainwater or distilled water has great advantages for this plant too. Drooping Calatheas may mean that it needs watering already. Meanwhile, browning and yellowing in their leaves may be due to inconsistent watering. But always remember that an underwatered plant is easier to revive than an overwatered one
This Calathea Medallion for sale in Manila can be best propagated through the division method when repotting. Take out the plant from its soil and you’ll see that the roots are all tangled up together. Simply separate the stems carefully with your hands and plant them in individual pots. Make sure that the sections’ roots are still intact, and that they’re cared for as you would with a normal Calathea. Rooting should take place in about a month or so!