Calathea makoyana (Peacock Plant)

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Basic Care:

  • Light:  Bright, indirect light.
  • Water:  Keep soil lightly moist at all times.  They like high humidity, at least 60%.  It is best to use distilled water or rainwater because they are sensitive to salts and fluoride. 

Calathea makoyana boasts spectacularly decorated foliage. Its pale green leaves are patterned with thin lines and larger ovals of dark green, making them look almost like feathers. For this reason, its is "Peacock Plant." The undersides of the leaves are dark purple, and the mature plant grows to around 2' tall, occasionally putting out a show of tiny white flowers.  Calathea's like fast-draining potting soil that contains peat and perlite.