Peacock Plant (Calathea makoyana)

$29.00 AUD

The Peacock Plant, scientifically known as Calathea makoyana, is a stunning indoor plant celebrated for its intricately patterned leaves. Native to the tropical forests of Brazil, this plant features large, oval leaves with dark green feather-like markings and a light green background reminiscent of a peacock's tail. The undersides of the leaves are striking reddish-purple, adding to their visual appeal.

    About Peacock Plant (Calathea makoyana)

    Care Instructions

    Light Requirements:

    Peacock Plants thrive in bright, indirect light. They can tolerate lower light conditions but avoid direct sunlight, which can cause the leaves to fade and curl. An east or north-facing window is ideal.

    Water Requirements:

    Water the plant regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Use room-temperature, distilled, or filtered water to prevent leaf spotting from minerals or chlorine in tap water. Reduce watering in the winter months when growth slows.

    Soil Requirements:

    Use a well-draining potting mix. A mix designed for tropical plants or a blend of potting soil with peat moss and perlite works well.

    Humidity:

    Calathea makoyana prefers high humidity levels. Regular misting, placing a humidifier nearby, or setting the pot on a tray filled with water and pebbles can help maintain the necessary humidity, especially in dry indoor conditions.

    Pro Tip

    To prevent the leaves from curling or browning at the edges, maintain a consistent watering schedule and keep the plant away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.