Calathea Medallion, Tortoiseshell Prayer Plant

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Calathea Medallion, also known as tortoiseshell plant, is a species native to wild Brazil, and part of the prayer-plant family. 
The colourful leaves are air purifying and bring colour and interest to any plantscaping, without overpowering the other plants. We also love it as single plant in a basket or pot.

Best space & place
This plant thrives in dappled light. Bright indirect light and part shade are okay, but direct sun will scorch and dry out the leaves.

When to water & feed 
They like regular watering and to stay slightly moist. Check the soil regularly and if it is becoming dry then water. Like most houseplants, Calathea respond better to filtered water than hard tap water.

Need to know
Calathea thrive in humid environments so place in a bathroom or kitchen, or mist every so often. 
Bowl picture on central table is three plants combined. Decorative pot not included. The plant will be delivered in a plastic nursery pot. 

Size Information:

Height (Including pot):  70cm
Nursery Potsize (Diameter / Height):  ø19cm / H17cm
Decorative Pot Required (Opening / Internal Height): 20cm+ / H18cm+
For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm


4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm


7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm


10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 


15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm


20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm



For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.

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