Calathea Makoyana 'Peacock Prayer Plant'

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Size: Medium
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Peacock Prayer Plant

Calathea makoyana, commonly referred to as the "Peacock Prayer Plant," is an exquisite tropical houseplant celebrated for its stunning foliage. This cultivar boasts large, lance-shaped leaves adorned with intricate patterns that resemble the iridescent plumage of a peacock's tail. Its striking leaf markings, featuring a combination of deep green, pale green, and burgundy, make it a botanical masterpiece. Known for its sensitivity to light and daily rhythms, the Peacock Prayer Plant exhibits its intricate dance, folding its leaves upwards at night and unfurling them in the morning, adding an element of wonder to its already captivating presence. Calathea makoyana is a cherished choice among plant enthusiasts seeking an ornamental gem for their indoor botanical collection.



Type: Plastic Nursery Pot

Size: Medium :: 4 Inch Diameter

Size: Large :: 6 Inch Diameter  


Plant Care
Light: Provide your Peacock Prayer Plant with bright, indirect light. It thrives in filtered sunlight or partial shade. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. A north or east-facing window is often ideal.
Temperature: Maintain a warm and consistent environment with temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposure to cold drafts or temperatures below 60°F (15°C).
Humidity: Calathea makoyana requires high humidity to flourish. Increase humidity levels by misting the plant regularly, using a humidity tray, or using a humidifier. Grouping plants together can also create a more humid microclimate.
Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water your Peacock Prayer Plant when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels dry. Use lukewarm, non-chlorinated water and ensure the pot has good drainage to prevent root rot. Adjust the watering frequency based on the plant's needs and the surrounding humidity.
Soil: Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix to ensure good aeration and moisture retention. Adding perlite or orchid bark can improve soil drainage.
Fertilization: Feed your Calathea makoyana with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid over-fertilizing, which can lead to salt buildup in the soil.
Pruning: Trim or remove any yellowing or damaged leaves as they appear to maintain the plant's appearance and redirect energy to healthy growth.
Repotting: Repot your Peacock Prayer Plant when it becomes root-bound or outgrows its container. Spring is usually the best time for repotting. Choose a slightly larger pot to allow room for growth.
Pests: Keep an eye out for common houseplant pests like spider mites and mealybugs. If you notice any infestations, treat them promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.