Sad Calathea Medallion
My Calathea Medallion used to be thriving, now she is sad and droopy. Her leaves don't rise up and down with the circadian rhythm anymore, and they have yellow spots on them, the green is muted now and no longer vibrant. Care routine has not changed. Is it just overwatering? Any tips? I want to save her! 
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    Pei I have the same questions as Paris!
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    Paris Lalicata Hi [309753,MACKENZIE REYNOLDS] ! How long ago did the plant begin to display these symptoms? Was the plant fertilized at all? How long has it been in its container, or received new soil? Do you allow the top 2-3 inches to half the soil to dry out between waterings?
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      MACKENZIE REYNOLDS Thank you for your note! This started about 2-3 weeks ago. I planted it in that pot about 3-4months ago. I have not given it any plant food. I do let it dry out in between waterings. I think I'll start by giving it some fertilizer and see if that helps. But its so odd because it was thriving one day, then sad looking the next.
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        Paris Lalicata It seems like since the soil fertility was freshly replenished it makes me believe the yellowing is from over watering symptoms! This could've been due to watering the plant before it was ready, or insufficient light levels keeping the soil moist for too long. Therefor, I would recommend either increasing the plants exposure to light or watering less frequently. It'll be best to allow the top 3 inches to half the soil to dry out between waterings! I would also hold off on fertilizing the plant since this isn't "food" or "medicine" for the plant and is actually a nutrient boost for plants in the growing season, or to supply the soil with any nutrients that may have degraded. But since this plant was given fresh soil and is more of a slow grower it'll be perfectly fine without fertilizer until next Spring!