Calathea Makoyana (Peacock Plant)
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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 35cm-55cm
- Calathea makoyana, also known as peacock plant or cathedral windows, is a species of plant belonging to the genus Calathea in the family Marantaceae, native to eastern Brazil.
- It is a beautiful tropical houseplant, famed for its beautiful, contrasting green and purplish-red leaves that will brighten up any indoor living space.
- It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
- Well draining potting mix.
- One part potting soil, two parts peat, and two parts perlite is a good option.
- Fertilize monthly with 1/4 strength water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season.
- Avoid over-fertilizing and flush the soil several times per year.
- In its natural habitat, the Calathea dwells in forest areas shaded by trees without direct sunlight.
- This is why a bright but shaded spot within a warm greenhouse or conservatory suits them very well.
- Anywhere else indoors just needs to be bright without direct sunlight.
- During the growing season water the plant thoroughly and keep the soil moist (remember this plant loves moisture).
- When it's winter growing slows down or stops, reduce watering and you can allow the topsoil to become slightly dry between each watering.
- If you can - use tepid rain or distilled water and avoid cold hard water.