Calathea Makoyana, commonly known as the Peacock Plant is one of the most ornamental house plants of the popular Calathea genus. The Makoyana’s intricate foliage is one of the more subtle arrangements of the genus and is an essential addition to any tropical plant enthusiast. The sky reaching growth combined with a semi-transparent purple leaf underside brings both volume and aesthetics to any room.
As a member of the Marantaceae family, Calathea Makoyana is an active plant which undergoes observable nyctinasty, the process of foliage reacting to the daily light cycle. Therefore, enjoying a position out of direct sun light with changes in the daily lighting environment.
Calathea Makoyana thrives indoors with the correct care. Ensure your environment has high humidity with no direct sun light. Most importantly the plant should be watered with soft water only, free from calcium carbonate and other minerals found in many urban water sources. Grouping Calatheas will help achieve the correct humidity along with an attentive watering routine.
Added bonus: Calathea are not poisonous which means it’s pet friendly (non toxic to cats and dogs).
Care Tips: group calatheas together for optimal humidity, remove dead growth 1cm from the base of the plant with sharp garden specific shears
Light: bright, indirect light
Water: generously in spring/summer, much less in autumn/winter, water should be room temperature and soft
Soil: well draining
This plant is about 15cm tall and come sin pot size 12cm.