Calathea makoyana (Peacock Plant)

Calathea makoyana Peacock Plant 90 mm
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Calathea makoyana (Peacock Plant)

Regular price $36.30
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Bring a touch of the tropics to your home with this stunning Calathea makoyana, also known as the Peacock Plant. This showy plant features beautiful, large leaves with colorful patterns in shades of green, yellow, and purple. The leaves are slightly furry to the touch and have a distinctive “quilted” look. Calathea makoyana is an easy-care houseplant that does best in medium to bright indirect sunlight. Water when the top inch of soil is dry, and be sure to mist the leaves occasionally to raise the humidity around the plant. With proper care, your Calathea makoyana will grow to be 2-3 feet tall and wide. Whether you’re adding it to your own collection or giving it as a gift, this eye-catching plant is sure to bring a touch of beauty to any space. Add one (or two!) to your cart today!

Light requirement: Bright indirect sunlight, Medium indirect sunlight, and Low light tolerant

Water requirement: High

Watering frequency: When top 5cm of potting mix is dry to the touch

Soil: Moist but well-drained, slightly acidic

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Fast

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: (1) Due to frost sensitivity, we recommend bringing them indoors during winter or growing in an area protected from strong winter winds and mulching well.
(2) Prune off old dying leaves to keep the plant looking great.

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Drought tolerance: Low

Frost tolerance: Low

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Brown spots, spider mites, mealybugs, fungus gnats, root rot

Mature height: 50 cm

Mature width: 50 cm

Suitable for shaping: No

Colour: Pale green with dark green stripes

Variegation: Yes

Size: Large

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; but primarily grown for it's foliage

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Fruit: Insignificant

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