Peacock Calathea | Calathea makoyana, 4" – PlantX US

Peacock Calathea Calathea makoyana, 4"

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Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Peacock Calathea Calathea makoyana, 4"

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Plants do not come in decorative pots shown. They will ship out in nursery pots. The plant will not be exactly like the image shown due to the nature of them being a living organism.

Quick Description

The leaves look almost multi-dimensional with the striped yellow-green background and large dark green ovals.

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Other Common Names: Peacock Plant
  • Binomial Name: Calathea makoyana
  • Care Level: Easy to medium
  • Light: Bright, indirect
  • Water: Keep soil moist
  • Pet Friendly: Yes

Another absolute mind-boggling Calathea! The variegation alone will make you speechless for days. The leaves look almost multi-dimensional with the striped yellow-green background and large dark green ovals. Originally from the Brazilian tropical forests, the Peacock Plant thrives in indirect light with no direct sun. 

PlantX Top Tip: Here’s a tip for creating the ultimate urban jungle: place Calatheas under larger plants to simulate its original environment in the Brazilian tropical rainforest. It thrives under the shade of large tropical trees. 

How to Care for Calathea ‘Peacock’

  • Light: Prefers bright, indirect light with no direct sun
  • Water: Keep soil moist, do not let it dry completely
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Division
  • Repotting: This can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
  • Cleaning Tip: Wipe the leaves every few weeks to remove debris
  • Toxicity: Non-Toxic. Safe for pets and children!

Calathea ‘Peacock’ - Common Problems

The older leaves are turning yellow: This is a natural process that occurs as the plant matures. If the new growth begins to turn yellow, check the roots for possible signs of overwatering.

The tips of the leaves are turning brown: Calathea plants love humidity and dislike tap water. Up the humidity by misting or placing your plant on a humidity tray. In order to reduce fluoride damage, use distilled water.

The leaves are curling: This could mean the plant needs water, check the soil moisture and water accordingly. If the soil is moist, check the roots for any rot. 

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Spider mites, mealybugs, fungus gnats, and scale.

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