Calathea Roseopicta Medallion is a classic variety with large dark green leaves, banded with silver and emerald green. The backs of the leaves are a deep red-purple which adds to its tropical charm. During the day it lets her leaves stand open, but when night falls she closes them up and reveals the deep purple color on their underside.
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Water: Calathea must be kept in damp soil at all times, but definitely do not allow the plant to sit in water or in very wet soil. If you are not sure when to water it, let 70% of the soil dry before watering or when the pot feels light. (Always use filtered water)
Light: Calathea needs plenty of diffused light. They can tolerate low light, but the more indirect light, the finer the foliage. Direct sunlight will burn the leaves.
Humidity & Temperature: High humidity levels are a must. Mist frequently to increase humidity. Keep the temperature above 15°C. Avoid cold or hot air flow.
The Calathea plant is a non-toxic plant, so she is the perfect match if you are into both plants and pets!
- Leaf droop happens naturally during the day with some Calathea, they then sit more upright at night, however, if leaf droop is combined with dry air and soil, the plant might need more water and humidity.
- Crisping up at the edges of leaves is a watering issue, not humidity. This plant is sensitive to chlorine in tap water, so always use filtered water. Brown leaf tips are common but lack of humidity will make things worse.
- If you have noticed that the leaves on your Calathea have started to curl, your plant needs more water. Try to keep the plant evenly moist at all times, but not soggy.
Plants might have slight variations in color, texture, finish, and size. You can expect some differences from what is displayed on our website because you are choosing a one-of-a-kind piece from mother nature.