[Calathea makoyana] AKA Peacock Plant, Cathedral Windows. Originating from the rain forest floors of Eastern Brazil, the Calathea loves indirect light, warmth and humidity which can be simply replicated through misting. A beautiful exotic houseplant to bring into your home.
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!
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £65.00: FREE
Orders under £65.00: £6.00
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here