Calathea Peacock Plant

Calathea makoyana

Brain Plant, Cathedral Windows, Peacock Plant, Prayer Plant

Calathea makoyana 1
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Calathea makoyana 1
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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves
Indoor plant
Pot plant

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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