Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion'

This plant displays intricate variegation on its leaves.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Angiosperms
Class: Monocots
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Calathea
Species: roseopicta
Cultivar: 'Medallion'


Natural habitat and growing conditions:

Native to tropical rainforests of northwestern Brazil, this species grows best with medium light levels and warm, humid conditions. It is damaged by temperatures below 60 °F.

Notes of interest:

  • The leaves have 3 different colors of green in an intricate pattern, and purple undersides.
  • As with all Calathea species, this plant folds its leaves vertically at night, returning them to horizontal the next day.