How to Care For Calathea Plants

Calathea Plant Care

Growing Calathea Plants 

The prayer plant family, Calathea, has a large number of varieties, including Calathea White FusionCalathea Medallion, and Calathea Obifolia  Its large, “medallion”-like leaves appear to be painted with brushstrokes of deep green and fuschia tones, flourishing out into a bouquet of unmistakable, colorful foliage. But though this plant is an increasingly popular choice, it remains a relatively high-maintenance houseplant and requires a bit of extra TLC to keep those leaves perky and shining. Read on to find simple care tips and solutions for how to successfully care for and grow a Calathea Medallion.


  • Prefers medium or indirect bright light, and it will scorch in direct sunlight. If you put these in very low light - they'll start to yellow. 


  • Keep the soil evenly moist, never allowing it to completely dry out. Check it with your finger to see how deep it's damp! 

  • When watering, take care not let the plant become oversaturated or waterlogged. This will cause rot if it happens regularly. 


  • In prime conditions, the Calathea family of plants grows relatively fast and can reach up to two feet in height It blooms as well! 

  • Fertilize once a month during spring and summer with a houseplant fertilizer. 

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