Calathea Makoyana – The Peacock Plant
Used as an indoor plant, and also suited to outdoors in warmer climates, Calathea Makoyana is grown for the colourful foliage.
Commonly known as the ‘Peacock Plant’ for the colourful patterned foliage. This is a low growing clump forming plant with large variegated foliage, contrasting two tone green.
Foliage is best described as a pale green with prominent mid green markings, the reverse is a purple colour.
The natural habitat is in sub tropical climates, however it is widely grown as an indoor or house plant and very popular in commercial buildings and shopping centres.
The bold foliage adds colour and interest year round. Exposure to sun will determine the colour of the foliage, Calathea Makoyana is more vibrant in the shade.
Calathea Makoyana is an excellent plant for containers and pots, also well suited to underplant taller species in sub tropical to tropical climates. Widely grown indoors. Also suited to growing in hanging baskets.
Very popular as a year round feature plant when grown in containers and suited to a shaded position on a warm patio or balcony.
Calathea Makoyana Summary
- Plant Type – Perennial evergreen
- Height – Will reach around 30 – 40 cm in height.
- Spread – Will form a clump over time to around 40cm before needing division.
- Soil – Humus rich moist and well drained.
- Climate – Warm with some humidity.
- Foliage – Variegated, pale and mid green, oval shaped to 15cm in length. Underside of the foliage is purple.
- Light – Filtered light, not suited to direct sun.
- Frost tolerant – No
- Drought Tolerant – No
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