Calathea Medallion

Brilliant green pattern on top, and a deep burgundy underneath.



Calathea Medallion AKA Calathea veitchiana is arguably one of the most beautiful low-light plants. They are pretty popular to plant enthusiasts because of their large, “medallion”-like leaves: a brilliant green pattern on top, and a deep burgundy underneath.

Rose Painted Calathea (Goeppertia veitchiana ‘Medallion’)

Alternative cultivar names:


Botanical names:
Goeppertia veitchiana Accepted
Calathea veitchiana Synonym


Also sold as:
Calathea roseopicta
Goeppertia roseopicta


General Plant Information
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Mature Plant Height: 12 to 18 inches
Mature Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1″
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots