Originating from the rain forest floors of Eastern Brazil, the Calathea Makoyana, AKA Peacock Plant, loves indirect light, warmth and humidity which can be simply replicated through misting. A beautiful houseplant to bring into your home.
Native to Eastern Brazil
Positioning + Light Needs
Requires good levels of natural light but avoid any direct sunlight. It is wise to place your plant somewhere where it can be watered and misted with ease, but avoid positioning next to radiators or draughty windows or doors.
Soil needs to be kept moist so water weekly but never soak. Make sure to water less frequently in winter. N.B. If you can, avoid hard tap water; use instead filtered or rain water.
Calatheas enjoy humidity in their natural climate, so its a must to replicate this! A quick mist daily or alternatively you can seat the pot on a tray of pebbles with water inside.
Feed once every 2 weeks during the growing season from April – October with a diluted liquid feed.
Every 2 years should be fine, Springtime is best.
Child / Pet Friendly
I am indeed, so popular in the the bedroom...ahem.
Look out for
Browning leaves: possibly needs greater humidity.
Yellowing leaves: under watered, give it a drink but don't go crazy!