Calathea Marion

$20

Calathea Marion, aka Calathea Roseopicta 'Marion', is a cultivar of Calathea very similar to the Medallion, with round leaves and colours, but with a bold silvery-green band lining the edges of the leaves. If you keep an eye on this beauty throughout the day, you will notice that its leaves will close up at night time and then open again towards the light of the next day, this is how you know they belong to the "Prayer Plant" family.

They do not need to see the sun directly. But filtered sunlight through blinds or sheer curtains is fine. Keep them away from intense direct sun.
They thrive in medium to bright, indirect light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window.
Allow the soil to dry out halfway before watering. Typically when you see the surface of the soil is dry, it's safe to give them water. Try not to let the soil dry out more than that as this can lead to damage to the leaves. It is also important to note that the best water to give Calathea is rainwater, or distilled water, as tap water can lead to burned leaves as well.
They enjoy a high humidity environment. This can be achieved with regular misting, setting your plant on top of a pebble tray filled with water, or by investing in a humidifier to keep around your plants. It doesn't mean they'll die if they don't get enough humidity, but they may get some crispy edges or yellow rims if they don't receive enough.
Although Calathea's are known as the divas of the plant world, once they are in the right environment, the payoff is phenomenal. No two leaves are alike and the colours that occur through all the varieties in the family are bold and beautiful. Keep in a highly humid environment with lots of bright, indirect light, watering only with distilled or rainwater. Once this is achieved, you will sit and stare at your new plant for hours!
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.
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