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Calathea Peacock plant

Calathea makoyana

Cathedral windows, Brain plant, Prayer Plant, Peacock plant

This tender, evergreen perennial is frequently chosen for an attractive foliage houseplant. It forms clumps of broadly ovate, pale green leaves with patterns of dark green blotches, veining, margins and these leaves have red-purple undersides. Occasionally produces small purple or white flowers which are arranged in spikes.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Compost, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Tender

Personality

Family
Marantaceae
Flower colour
Purples, White
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by red spider mites and glasshouse whitefly but generally disease free.

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