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 263 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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


Goeppertia roseopicta 'Medallion'

How to care for Calathea 'Medallion'


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

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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.

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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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Care Summary for Calathea 'Medallion'

Calathea 'Medallion'

Calathea 'Medallion'

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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
leaf-1 91 Plants
xp 7,200 XP
globe Solana Beach, CA

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Andallthatjas avatar
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 359 XP
globe New York

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
leaf-1 86 Plants
xp 14,504 XP
globe Washington, DC

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
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 3,652 XP
globe Superior, CO

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
leaf-1 40 Plants
xp 796 XP

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
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 1,080 XP
globe Chicago, IL

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

Browns easily Browns easily
Alondra avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Chicago, IL

Keep away from direct sunlight!

Browns easily Browns easily
Nikitamenonv avatar
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 5 XP

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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