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Calathea Makoyana Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: Yes
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 22 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: North, East or West facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Calathea Makoyana Houseplant
Plant Features

The Calathea Makoyana, also known as the Peacock Plant, is a strikingly beautiful houseplant with a flair for the dramatic. Its oval leaves unfurl to reveal a stunning pattern that resembles a peacock's tail, with vivid green and creamy white variegation on the top and a purplish-red underneath. This plant's visual appeal makes it a popular choice for interior decor.

When caring for the Calathea Makoyana, watch for signs of distress. Brown edges or tips on the leaves can be a sign of low humidity or over-fertilization. Drooping leaves may indicate underwatering or exposure to draughts. If the leaves begin to lose their vibrant patterns, it could be due to inadequate lighting, while direct sunlight can cause the colors to fade and leaves to burn. Pests such as spider mites can be deterred with regular misting and cleaning of the leaves.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Water when the top 1 inch of soil is dry
Fertilizer Every 4-6 weeks
Humidity Level High (a humidifier must be in the room)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 12-18 inches
Mature Spread 12-18 inches
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly Yes