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Calathea Aubergine

£15.00
Calathea medallion
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The Calathea Aubergine is a striking member of the Prayer Plant family. Also known as Calathea Medallion, the distinctive large oval leaves are adorned with various shades of green in a pretty pattern on the upper side of the leaf and an unusual aubergine purple on the underside. The large elliptical leaves are reminiscent of peacock feathers.

The Calathea Aubergine is perfect for those looking for an air-purifying plant that doesn’t need to be in bright sunlight.

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To avoid the beautiful colours of the Calathea medallion fading, place away from direct sunlight. 

How to care for Calathea medallion

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Aspect
Most light conditions

This plant is well suited to dim light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight if possible.

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Care Level
Easy

The Calathea medallion is easy to look after.

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Watering
Regularly

Don’t allow the top two centimetres of soil to try out, this will cause leaves to brown.

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Feeding
Indoor plant food

Feed Calathea medallion during the spring and summer with a liquid feed. 

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Humidity
The higher the better

The Calathea medallion thrives in humid conditions, spray regularly. Regular misting can help create a more humid environment.

Quick facts

BOTANICAL NAME
Calathea medallion
PLANT TYPE
Indoor Plant, Prayer Plant, Marantaceae family
NURSERY POT SIZE
12cm, 17cm
PLANT HEIGHT (INCLUDING POT)
30-35cm, 40-50cm
WARNING SIGNS
Yellow leaves indicate scorched by the sun. Limp leaves suggest it is thirsty.
TOXICITY
Calathea medallion is considered non-toxic to humans and animals
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Indoor plants help bring personality, break up spaces and introduce new textures and tones.

At Soto we want to make looking after your plants as easy and enjoyable as possible. The Calathea Aubergine plant profile will help you get to know your new plant.


The Calathea, or Prayer Plant, is a popular plant due to the stunning leaf pattern and movement. Native to the rainforests of South America, this plant thrives in dappled sunlight. 

The leaves of this plant have a beautiful mix of green tones on top and aubergine underneath. It exhibits nyctinasty, a phenomenon where the leaves open and close in response to light changes. 

For longevity, we recommend maintaining a temperature range of 18-24°C and a humid environment. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. We suggest using a small watering can and testing the soil once a week.

Trim yellow or damaged leaves and regular pruning helps maintain the plant's shape.

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