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Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion'

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About This Product

Species Name: Calathea roseopicta 'Medallion'

Common name(s): Prayer Plant 

Defining Characteristics: 

  • Elegant cultivar with dark round leaves that feature a painted band of pink and white
  • Leaves follow the sun and respond to darkness by folding in on themselves
  • Does great in terrariums or as a houseplant in semi-shaded areas
  • Can be a challenging plant to keep for beginners

Recommended Pot Size: Small - Medium

Josh’s Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers, and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Temperature requirement:  65-75°F

Humidity:  Moderate (30-70%)  -  Humid (70-100%)

Watering frequency: Regular watering. Water once the top inch of soil becomes dry. Approx. every 1-2 weeks. 

Lighting:   Partial Shade    

Soil type: Well-draining potting soil or a prepared soil mixture such as Josh's Frogs Potting Soil mix offered Here

Growth rate: Moderate

Height: up to 12”  

Origin: South America, Eastern Brazil

Regional locality: Found in tropical rainforests on the forest floor

USDA Hardiness Zone: 10

Suggested Vivarium/ Animal Terrarium Use:




  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Aquatic Set-ups
  • Frogs & Toads
  • Lizards & turtles
  • Snakes
  • Geckos
  • Temperate Vivariums



  • Frogs & Toads ✔
  • Lizards & turtles ✔
  • Snakes ✔
  • Geckos ✔
  • Tropical Vivariums ✔
  • Toads
  • Lizards and tortoises
  • Geckos
  • Desert Vivariums

Care Notes: Needs high humidity to thrive. Grouping with other plants or growing in a terrarium can help provide the humidity levels needed by this species. 

Shipping Notes: 

As a good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants may vary in color, size, and appearance.


The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Next Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -40 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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Healthy Good Looking Well Established Plant

My order came with three calatheas - two orbifolias and one medallion. While the orbifolias left much to be desired, I was pleased with the medallion calathea I was sent. It has minimal leaf damage and looks healthy with a well established root system and new leaves preparing to unfurl. It is a nice size with its largest leaves a little smaller than my hand (I have really small hands though fyi). It’s a pretty little plant and I have high hopes that it will grow into a big beautiful calathea. I can recommend this plant if you’re looking for one.


Beautiful starter plant

Calatheas are infamously hard to ship, but this one arrived safe and sound. A big, beautiful new leaf had just unfurled when it arrived. I'm keeping it close to the humidifier with a red maranta, I think they are getting along.


Big, sturdy, and attractive

I've had one of these in my large thumnail tank for two years. It grows so well it needs occasional trimming and I've even propagated it into one of my other tanks. Make sure you have at heast 18 inches of vertical space as this plant will outgrow a shorter enclosure.

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