Plant Care Calathea 'Medallion'

Calathea 'Medallion'

4.5 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Calathea 'Medallion' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Calathea 'Medallion' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

About Calathea 'Medallion'

Calathea 'Medallion' is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and browning easily with a whopping 350 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Calathea 'Medallion' likes soil that is good at retaining moisture. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Goeppertia roseopicta 'Medallion'
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Calathea 'Medallion'

💦 Water

How often to water your Calathea 'Medallion'

Water needs for Calathea 'Medallion'
0.5 cups
every 9

Calathea 'Medallion' needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Calathea 'Medallion'

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Calathea 'Medallion' in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Calathea 'Medallion': 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Calathea 'Medallion' may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Calathea 'Medallion' in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Calathea 'Medallion'

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Calathea 'Medallion': repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Calathea 'Medallion' after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

Calathea 'Medallion' prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calathea 'Medallion' Water Frequency →

Calathea 'Medallion' Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Calathea 'Medallion' may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Calathea 'Medallion' Light Requirements →

Calathea 'Medallion' Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Calathea 'Medallion' prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Calathea 'Medallion' Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Calathea 'Medallion' is very sensitive to dry soil, so choose a potting soil that retains moisture. A good soil will still drain well and contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir or sphagnum moss.

Best Soil Mix for Calathea 'Medallion' →

When and How to Successfully Repot Calathea 'Medallion' →


💩 Fertilizer

Calathea 'Medallion' should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Calathea 'Medallion' is native to Tropical Americas.


🌱 Propagation

Calathea 'Medallion' can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Calathea 'Medallion'

Calathea 'Medallion'

Calathea 'Medallion'


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Calathea 'Medallion' has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Calathea 'Medallion' has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
Calathea 'Medallion' has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Calathea 'Medallion' has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Calathea 'Medallion' has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@MariansOasis avatar
@@MariansOasis
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 18,446 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA
01/24/2022

Keep happy with proper humidity and enough water 💦 but not too much!!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
@Andallthatjas avatar
@@Andallthatjas
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 515 XP
globe New York
11/29/2021

He’s fussy but he’s beautiful and grows very quickly

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
@Megan avatar
@@Megan
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 14,740 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

One of the easier calathea, in my experience. Doesn’t like to dry out and will tell you when it needs water (the leaves start to curl)

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Bethea0211 avatar
@@Bethea0211
leaf-1 41 Plants
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globe Superior, CO
05/25/2021

Received this plant after neighbors kid ripped off like 5 leaves. It’s still kicking it, but it’s harder than my other Calathea to please. Leaves brown quicker and it it soooooo slow with growth.

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
@KatieL avatar
@@KatieL
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP
04/30/2021

Such an interesting, gorgeous plant! Mine has grown quickly and puts out new leaves frequently so far. Not very demanding in terms of care but very eye catching! Mine likes my west facing, semi-shaded window.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Thejaneclaire avatar
@@Thejaneclaire
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 1,354 XP
globe Chicago, IL
03/05/2021

Not for the faint of heart. Is v dramatic and needs high humidity.

Browns easily Browns easily
@Alondra avatar
@@Alondra
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Chicago, IL
02/26/2021

Keep away from direct sunlight!

Browns easily Browns easily
@nikitamenonv avatar
@@nikitamenonv
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 5 XP
02/23/2021

Super easy to care for, I spray water on her (I name my plants 🪴 yes) leaves everyday (can opt out), water her soils every 9-10days ✌🏽 you can base this depending on the area you put her and her soils texture

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