Calathea makoyana - 'Peacock Plant'

What To Expect

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Calathea makoyana, also known as the Peacock Plant is a species of tropical plant native to Brazil. It is a popular houseplant due to its attractive foliage and ease of care. The leaves of Peacock Plant are the plant's main attraction, characterized by their striking pattern of green and pink stripes that resemble the eye feathers of a peacock. The Peacock Plant leaves are oval-shaped and can reach up to 30cm in length and 15cm in width.

The underside of the Peacock Plant leaves is a deep burgundy color, adding to the plant's aesthetic appeal. The leaves are also known to move in response to changes in light, with the tips of the leaves curling up at night and unfurling during the day.

Overall, Calathea Makoyana is an eye-catching and low-maintenance plant that is sure to add a touch of tropical elegance to any indoor space. Its striking foliage and unique characteristics make it a favorite among indoor gardening enthusiasts.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Scientific Name: Calathea makoyana 
  • Common Name: Peacock Plant, Cathedral Windows
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Native Range: Brazil

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light Preference: Medium Light, Low/Shade, Bright/Indirect
  • Water Frequency: High/Moist. Thrives in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Allow the surface of the soil to slightly dry out between watering. These plants can be sensitive to hard water or water that has too many additives. We recommend using filtered tap water or rain water
  • Humidity Preference: High
  • Temperature: Prefers warmth; 60-85F
  • Soil Type: Regular potting mix, Peaty mix, Airy and slightly acidic
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every couple of weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Root division 
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy. Can grow up to 2' tall and generally prefers to be repotted every two years
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets