Growing Calathea Plants
The prayer plant family, Calathea, has a large number of varieties, including Calathea White Fusion, Calathea 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.