Collections: Indoor Plants

Calathea Makoyana (Peacock Plant)

Botanical name:

S.N: Calathea Makoyana
Peacock Plant, Prayer plant,  cathedral windows

Category of plant: Shrubs, Indoor Plants, Herbaceous Perennial Plant

Peacock plant (Calathea Makoyana) description:

  • The Peacock plant (Calathea Makoyana) is an ornamental, evergreen perennial indoor houseplant. 
  • Native to Eastern Brazil, the Peacock plant (Calathea Makoyana) is known for its striking foliage that purportedly resembles the beauty of a peacock’s tail. 
  • The leaves are oval, thin, and approximately 12 cm in shape. 
  • They are light green, with slender, dark green lines extending from the midrib to the leaf's edge.
  • The upper surface of leaves has dark green blotches while the lower surface has been marked with deep purple. The leaves held upward direction on long thin stalks.
  • The Flowers are violet or white, small and spiked, rarely appearing on indoor plants. 

Peacock plant (Calathea Makoyana) Care:

  1. It can tolerate the soggy or waterlogged condition of the soil.
  2. Bright light is perfect for good growth. Avoid direct sunlight to protect the leaves from becoming dull and less vibrant.
  3. The ideal temperatures required to flourish the Peacock plant well should be between 60ºF — 75ºF (15.5-24ºC).
  4. As a result of the dry air, the leaves will dry out and hang down.
  5. Humidity is best for its growth. Loves to be misted regularly. 
  6. Less humidity makes Calathea leaves brown.
  7. Water twice a week during the growing season, then naturally reduce during winter. The soil moisture should always be monitored to check the plant's hydration level.

Plant habit: Semi erect, Branches spreading type

Plant Specifications: 

Plant  length: 50 cm to 100 cm; 

Plant Spread or Width: 50 cm to 100 cm

Pot Size(Inches): 4''

Plant protection:

  • Use any organic manures for good growth.
  • Farmyard manure, Vermicompost, Boon(19:19:19)@5 gram/litre of water can be used during the growing season from April to October. 

Peacock plant (Calathea Makoyana) Special Features:

  • Non-toxic to cats and dogs.
  • Suitable for Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Small Gardens, Container Planting
  • It makes a lovely addition to any home due to its beautiful foliage and bold markings.

Note: Plant comes with germination pot. The image is for representation purposes only. The actual product may vary in height, shape, or appearance.

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