Peacock Plant, Calathea Makoyana - Plant
Description for Peacock Plant, Calathea Makoyana
Grow in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers organically rich, moist soils in light shade.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Peacock Plant, Cathedral Windows(common names). Calathea or Maranta Makoyana (scientific).||June to August||2.00 feet||:easy to grow|
Planting and care
High humidity at a level of 60 percent or more, is needed for best performance of the Calathea peacock plant. Many varieties of peacock houseplants offer a range of attractive foliage. No matter the cultivar of peacock houseplants youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re growing, providi
|:Full Sun||Use soil that holds moisture and drains well. A 2 part peat and 1 part sand or perlite mix will do the trick.||Water thoroughly during the growing season then naturally reduce during winter. Good drainage is important.||Ideal temperatures required should be between 60ÂºF â€“ 75ÂºF (15.5-24ÂºC). Avoid sudden drops that will affect growth and cold drafts.||Feed only during the growing season from April â€“ October with a diluted liquid feed once every 2 weeks.|
Caring for Peacock Plant
- Start with a healthy plant when learning how to grow a peacock plant. Resist the small nursery plant with browning leaf margins or poor leaf color, as it likely cannot be nursed into a full recovery. Place this plant in low to moderate light environment.
Typical uses of Peacock Plant
Special features: Mass or group in moist woodland or bog gardens or in wet areas along stream or ponds. Also excellent accent or specimen. Effective in the border as long as the soil moisture requirements can be met.
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: Cancer