This little Calathea Medallion is a stunner! However this batch of plants is 'B Grade'. There is some browning on the leaves, but otherwise they are all very healthy and are putting out lots of new leaves.
It's highly patterned foliage makes for a striking houseplant. It's a tropical plants than originates from Brazil - where is grows under the tree canopy.
Here's a fun plant fact for you… Calatheas symbolise new beginnings. This meaning comes from the saying to ‘turn over a new leaf’, which is what the plant does when closing up at night and opening again in the morning.
Great at removing a whole host of toxins from the air in your home and office.
To keep your plant looking healthy it's best to use distilled water. Rain water or water from your tumble drier will be fine. Keep the soil moist but not water logged, recommended watering pattern is once a week.
Calathea plants need bright, but not direct, sunlight to grow. Too much sunlight can burn their leaves. Like a lot of low light plants, Calathea tend to grow fairly slowly. They don't tend to grow much taller than 2 feet.
It's a great small houseplant for bathrooms and kitchens. It likes high humidity, so can be placed in other rooms but you may want to consider a humidifier.