Calathea Makoyana Plants are bold and colorful, with the bright pattern and the strange underside, colored red. It's no wonder this plant is commonly called the Peacock Plant! This houseplant needs bright or medium indirect light, and the soil should start to dry between watering. Since it loves humidity, you might need to occasionally mist the plant to prevent dry-out. If you're lucky, this plant might just grow tiny, white flowers in the spring!