Peacock Plant - Calathea Makoyana 6"
Also known as the Peacock Plant, Calathea makoyana is a beautiful tropical houseplant, well known for its stunning, contrasting green and purplish-red leaves that will brighten up any indoor living space.
Calathea are known for requiring a little bit of work to keep in good condition, so make sure to read the care requirements below before purchasing! These plants cannot ever be put in direct light, they prefer low light spaces, and for their soil to be moist but never soggy.
Note: shape, colour and size of plants may vary slightly.
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|Temperature:||Ideal temperatures required should be between 60ºF – 75ºF (15.5-24ºC). Avoid sudden drops that will affect growth and cold drafts.|
|Light:||Indirect sunlight is best suited for this species. Direct sun will damage the leaves and low light will slow growth, so a bit of balance is required.|
|Watering:||Water thoroughly during the growing season then naturally reduce during winter. Good drainage is important.|
|Soil:||Use soil that holds moisture and drains well. A 2 part peat and 1 part sand or perlite mix will do the trick.|
|Re-Potting:||Repot once every 2 years. During spring is best.|
|Fertilizer:||Feed only during the growing season from April – October with a diluted liquid feed once every 2 weeks.|
|Humidity:||Calatheas enjoy humidity in their natural climate. If you can try and raise the levels even if you just mist the plant or seat the pot on a tray of pebbles with water inside. When the humidity is low from dry air you may notice leaf tips browning.|