Calathea makoyana

Calathea makoyana


If you love patterns, you'll swoon over Calathea makoyana. Also known as the Peacock Plant, this Calathea is a stunning tropical houseplant, famed for its beautiful, contrasting green and purplish-red leaves - a perfect addition to any indoor plant collection.

Comes in a 12cm pot.

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How to care for your Calathea makoyana

Native habitat

Calathea makoyana or Peacock plant is native to Eastern Brazil.

Light and position in the home

The Peacock plant prefers moderate, indirect sunlight. Keep out of direct sunlight, which will dull the colour of the leaves. Very low light can slow down growth.

Watering and humidity

This supermodel of a plant is a bit fussy and loves to be misted every other day. If the air gets too dry, the leaves will turn brown or yellow. Wherever practical, keep the humidity high - especially in winter - by standing the plant pot on wet pebbles, or grow in humidified rooms. Use distilled water or rainwater if you can, and keep the soil evenly moist and not waterlogged. Reduce watering during the winter as the plant requires.

Facts & Stats

Botanical Name

Calathea makoyana



Plant Type

Tropical perennial

Pet Safe




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