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 Calathea thrives in indirect light with no direct sun. 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.
Grow Pot Size: 4” and 6”
Overall Height Including Grow Pot: 7-16” depending on grow pot size.
Plant Care Level: Easy to Medium
The Calathea genus is pet-friendly making it the perfect addition to your home with furry friends! Calathea plants come in all unique shapes and sizes from large, round green leaves to elongated, fuzzy leaves that look like feathers.
Calathea 'Makoyana' Care Tips
Other Common Names: Peacock Plant
Binomial Name: Calathea makoyana
Care Level: Easy to medium
Light: Bright, indirect
Water: Keep soil moist
Pet Friendly: Yes
The Calathea 'Makoyana' Story
Where is it from?
This Calathea is a tropical long-life plant from South America.
Who is the Calathea 'Makoyana'?
This beautiful plant has incredibly detailed foliage as does a Peacock. The Calathea ‘Makoyana’ is also called Calathea ‘Peacock’ or Calathea 'Cathedral Window'. One look at this plant and you’ll know why.
Good For You!
We highly recommend Calatheas as a plant to keep in the bedroom: their peaceful leaves, oxygenating properties, and humidifying capabilities will help you drift off at night and feel refreshed in the morning! With their expansive leaves, Calatheas are excellent air purifiers.
Is the Calathea 'Makoyana' the right plant for me?
Calatheas have always received a reputation for high maintenance due to their need for high humidity. But we found by placing Calatheas in high humidity environments such as kitchens and bathrooms, the foliage stays in its beautiful condition. Thankfully, this plant prefers bright, indirect light with absolutely zero direct sunlight. Makes the placement options are endless. If you’re looking for a plant that can add a pop of color and pattern to your green oasis - this plant is it!
Pet Friendly: Yes! The beautiful Calatheas are pet friendly which makes these the perfect addition to your home.
Location Suggestions: Calatheas thrive in high humidity locations such as kitchens and bathrooms. They make great office plants with their unique colors and variegation contributing to a creative and focused mind.