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Calathea makoyana

Peacock Plant

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

One of the most spectacular indoor plants

Exquisitely patterned leaves

Elegant and air-purifying

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Calathea makoyana is one of the most spectacular indoor plants. Tall, slender stems bear large, flat, oval leaves; each beautifully patterned with bold and exquisite markings that give this Calathea the nickname of peacock plant. The steams and leaf undersides are pinkish red, whilst new leaves emerge tightly rolled. Like other prayer plants, the leaves gracefully fold up at night. This air-purifying houseplant makes an elegant and eye-catching addition to any room, thriving in a bright spot out of direct sunlight. Height: 60cm (24in). Spread: 40cm (16in).

Height Up to 60cm (24in)
Spread Up to 40cm (16in)

Tender Perennial


dappled shadeshade

1 x 14cm potted plant in grey pot (KF1142)

Position Calathea in a warm room away from cold draughts and radiators, in a bright spot that is out of direct sunlight (which will scorch the leaves). Keep at a constant temperature above 16C (60F) - average room temperatures of 18C (65F) - 24C (75F) are preferable.
Water Calathea regularly between spring and autumn, whenever the compost begins to dry out. Use tepid rainwater where possible and allow the pot to drain well after each watering. In winter, reduce watering but do not allow the compost to completely dry out. Houseplants should be fed regularly between March and September when they are in active growth. Calathea appreciates a humid atmosphere - stand it on a tray filled with pebbles and water. As the water evaporates it will increase humidity around the plant.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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