About the plant: Calatheaor calathea comes from the tropical regions of South and Central America and belongs to bushy plants with thin stems and relatively wide and large leaves. In the rainforest, it forms a dense undergrowth, most often in the shade of tall trees.Calatheatogether with the generaMarantha, CtenantheandStromantheform a very similar group of so-calledpraying mantisesplants(prayer plants in English ). They are called so because they always begin to straighten their leaves towards evening, which can resemble hands folded in prayer. In the morning, they delight and open their leaves again.Kalateasare distinguished from other praying mantises by the fact that their leaves grow curled into cones.
Calathea medallionhas round oval leaves with a variegated green tinge that changes continuously as the leaf ages.
Difficulty:For beginners Cleans the air:Yes Pet Friendly:Yes Suitable for hydroponics:Yes Suitable for Kokedama:No
Approximate height of plant with pot:35 cm Diameter of the flower pot: 14 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
The plant needs enough diffused light for healthy growth. Avoid direct sunlight, which could burn the leaves. The ideal site is the north and east side near the windows or the west side with fading weak sunlight.
Overwatering: Too much water can cause root rot, yellowing and leaf drop. Dry air: Due to insufficient air humidity, the leaves of the plant can start to dry from the tips and turn yellow or curl. Burn: Direct light can burn the leaves of the plant, causing dark and dry spots.