If you are looking for a statement houseplant for your home, then you need to check out the amazing Calathea Veitchiana. Here at Prickle, we have quite a soft spot for the beautifully unusual markings on the leaves of this plant, and we’re sure you can see why. The feather-like patterns on the top side of the leaves provide highlights and lowlights of yellows and greens with the bottom of the leaf adding a deep, full-bodied purple. An absolutely stunning piece for your kitchen, bathroom, or living room.
The watering needs of the Calathea Veitchiana can put some people off, but after some trial and error, your new houseplant will love you.
With great beauty, comes great responsibility. Calathea Roseopicta Medallion care can be a little bit tricky for some as it has a bit of a reputation for being a diva. An approach we find that works best is the ol’ trial and error route. Simply start off by watering and misting your Rose Painted Calathea little and often to see how it reacts. A key sign to look out for here is if the leaves start to curl – if this happens, try increasing the frequency of your watering efforts.
Luckily, when it comes to little and furry Pricklettes, the Calathea Medallion is an absolute joy to be around.
Other Names: Calathea Medallion; Calathea Veitchiana; Calathea Roseopicta Medallion; Calathea Roseopicta; Rose Painted Calathea
Origin: South America
Light: Your Calathea loves bright, indirect light, and can handle some shade.
Water: Never let the soil dry out, water little but often.
Environment: Mist this houseplant regularly if it's not in a humid room.
Care: Keep an eye out for root rot, a common problem if you overwater the Calathea.
Location: Kitchen, bathroom, living room.
Minimum Temperature: 15 degrees.
Pet Friendly: Yay, this plant is child and pet friendly.
Propagation: Divide up the roots when repotting to propagate.
Problem SolvingCrisping/dropping leaves? Mist your plant more often or move it into a more humid room.
Curling leaves? Give your Calathea a big drink, and up its watering schedule.
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