Calathea Makoyana Peacock plant

Calathea Makoyana Peacock plant

Peacock plants are vibrant and air-purifying plants that close their leaves at night when they are asleep and open again as the sun rises. The unique pattern of the leaves makes them resemble peacock feathers.

Highly collectable plant, native to South America. Calathea can flower, but its not their flowers that attract people to this plant. Flowers when appear are quite modest compare to stunning fleshy leaves that can be very long or small.

Pot in cm: 12

Height in cm: 35 (including pot)

It is a tropical foliage houseplant. The main feature is its  beautiful, contrasting green and purplish-red leaves

Light: partial shade, moderate to bright indirect lighting. Best location is east- or west-facing room near the window 

Soil:  ight, well-draining potting mix

Watering: keep the soil moist, water 1-2 times a week. Water when the top two inches of soil feel dry 

Fertilizer: lightly with a balanced fertilizer a couple of times a year in growing season

Humidity: prefers medium to high humidity level,  mist it daily. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth once a week.

Repot  Calatheas every year or two in the spring

The plant is sent in an envelope without a pot