Peacock Plant (Calathea makoyana)


NASA Certified
Air Purification Rating
Good at removing chemical vapours with good transpiration rate.
Summary
The Peacock plant has unique foliage with the marking on the leaves often resembling those on the feathers of a Peacock.
Historically, the Peacock plant has been challenging to grow indoors due to sensitivities with humidity and temperature. Modern varieties have been bred to be more tolerant of indoor conditions
Family
Marantaceae (arrowroot)
Origin
Tropical regions of the Americas
Care and Maintenance
Keep the soil evenly moist (not soggy) with room-temperature water. Feed every two weeks with a dilute liquid fertiliser in spring and summer. Mist often.
Performs well in standard commercial potting mix.
Light Conditions
Semi-shade
Temperature
18 to 27 degrees celsius
Pests and Problems
Occasional problems with spider mites and scale insects