Calathea Medallion- Calathea veitchiana

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.

General Care

Sunlight

Medium to bright indirect light. Avoid placing your calathea plant under direct sunlight because it will burn the leaves.

Water

Deeply water roots with filtered room temperature water on a regular watering schedule, once a week. 

Humidity

Medium to higher humidity levels. Mist your Calathea Medallion plants often to keep it happy and healthy.

Soil

Use good quality potting mix in your garden pots.

Common Problems

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.

Symptom

Leaves curl or droop

Cause

Under-watered

Symptom

Fading leaf colours

Cause

Too much direct sun

Precautions

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.

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  • 1. Drainage

    Place a single layer of drainage screen directly over the drain hole.

  • 2. Pot setup

    Once you have chosen the location for your pots, place four pot feet on the ground and position the pot on top.

  • 3. Potting mix

    Cover the piece of drainage screen with a good quality potting mix and fill the pot to the desired level and gently compact in layers.

  • 4. Plant it

    Carefully remove the plant from its nursery pot. Put the plant in your prepared garden pot, ensuring the potting mix soil sits at the same level as the soil in the nursery pot.

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