The Calathea is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. There are a large number of species in the genus. The Calathea is native to the Americas. The Calathea roseopicta, or commonly called Medallion or Rose Painted Calathea, has striking leaves that are an attraction for tropical gardeners and indoor plant lovers as well. Calathea Medallion has large, rounded leaves in a mid-green colour, with a purple underside. The leaves are heavily splashed with greens and creams with a hint of rosy red. Calatheas grow by means of a creeping rhizome. (They are not at all invasive). Calatheas require bright indirect sunlight but are tolerant of lower light conditions. Your plant will expand quickly enough to fill a decorative pot or that shady area in your garden, making them great indoor houseplants. Never allow roots to be soaked with standing water but they do enjoy continuous availability of water in their soil. Water often to obtain this condition (with perfect drainage). Reduce watering slightly in winter.
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