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Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion'

Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion'

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Description: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion', also known as Calathea 'Medallion' or Rose-Painted Calathea, is a striking tropical plant prized for its colorful foliage and intricate patterns. This cultivar, belonging to the Marantaceae family, is known for its large, oval leaves with dark green margins, vibrant pink to purple undersides, and contrasting silver-green patterns. Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' is cherished for its decorative appeal and is often sought after by plant enthusiasts looking to add a touch of elegance to their indoor spaces.

🌿 Botanical Name: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion'

🐾 Pet Warning: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' is non-toxic to pets. However, ingestion may still cause mild gastrointestinal discomfort in pets.

💧 Care Level: Moderate. Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' requires specific care to maintain its vibrant foliage and overall health.

📏 Approximate Size: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' typically grows to a height of around 12-24 inches (30-60 cm) with a similar spread.

☀️ Light: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' thrives in bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves and cause leaf fading. Place it near an east- or west-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight. In low-light conditions, consider supplementing with artificial grow lights.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, typically once or twice a week. Use room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant. Ensure proper drainage to prevent root rot.

💦 Humidity: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' thrives in high humidity environments. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, using a humidifier, or placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water. Grouping plants together can also help create a microclimate with higher humidity.

🌡️ Temperature: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' prefers temperatures between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). Protect it from drafts, temperature extremes, and sudden fluctuations, as they can stress the plant.

❄️ Hardiness: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' is not cold-hardy and should be kept away from cold drafts and temperatures below 60°F (15°C).

🌱 Soil: Plant Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' in well-draining, peat-based potting mix with added perlite or sand to improve drainage. A slightly acidic to neutral pH (5.5-7) is ideal.

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing in the fall and winter when growth slows down.

🔄 Pruning: Remove yellow or damaged leaves promptly to maintain the plant's appearance and overall health. Regularly remove dust from the leaves with a soft, damp cloth to keep them clean and allow for better light absorption.

🌱 Propagation: Calathea Roseopicta 'Medallion' can be propagated through division. During repotting in spring, carefully separate the rhizomes and plant them in separate pots with fresh potting mix.

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