Calathea Makoyana (Peacock Plant)

$16.82 incl. GST
Earliest Delivery in 2 days

Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 35cm-55cm

POT SIZE
In Stock
Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 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.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Well draining potting mix.
  • One part potting soil, two parts peat, and two parts perlite is a good option.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Fertilize monthly with 1/4 strength water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season.
  • Avoid over-fertilizing and flush the soil several times per year.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • 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.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • 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.

REPOTTING SERVICES

Product Details
1695
You May Also Like...
No items

Menu

Settings

Create a free account to use wishlists.

Sign in