Calathea Medallion- Calathea veitchiana
The Calathea Medallion is an instant head turner when caught on display. This dazzling tropical plant showcases an arrangement of large oval green leaves, marked with intriguing colours and patterns; it has a distinctive contrast with its purple undersides. As a tropical evergreen plant, they thrive indoors with medium to high humidity and with minimal care can be a centrepiece to your home or office.
Medium to bright indirect light. Avoid placing your calathea plant under direct sunlight because it will burn the leaves.
Deeply water roots with filtered room temperature water on a regular watering schedule, once a week.
Medium to higher humidity levels. Mist your Calathea Medallion plants often to keep it happy and healthy.
Use good quality potting mix in your garden pots.
Calathea Medallion is prone to pests like aphids. mealybugs, and spider mites. To get rid of these bugs, bath your plants regularly by using a hose to wash these pests away. Another solution is to boosts the humidity by turning your humidifier on high or spraying your plant with water.
Leaves curl or droop
Fading leaf colours
Too much direct sun
Non-toxic to animals and humans, but it is said that they're pretty tasty, so it's best to keep it away from your pets if you want your plant to live.