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Calathea Peacock Plant

Goeppertia makoyana

Also known as

Cathedral Windows, Brain Plant, Prayer Plant, Peacock Plant

Calathea makoyana 1 by Stickpen (CC0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Overview

Calathea makoyana has recently been reclassified, it is now known as Goeppertia makoyana. This tender, evergreen perennial plant from the Marantaceae family 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.

Common problems

Generally disease-free.

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division

Special Features

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant