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Peacock Plant, Calathea Makoyana - Plant

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Rodgersia pinnata Bronze Peacock
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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 you’re growing, providi

Sunlight Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
: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 60ºF – 75ºF (15.5-24ºC). Avoid sudden drops that will affect growth and cold drafts. Feed only during the growing season from April – 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

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=293644&isprofile=0&pt=8 http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/peacock-plant/peacock-plant-care.htm

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