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Calathea makoyana 'Peacock Calathea'

Calathea makoyana 'Peacock Calathea'

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The Calathea Makoyana steals the show with its alternating, elongated pattern and brushed stripes. At night, it comes alive, revealing its brilliant pattern with a pinkish tinge on the bottom of its leaves. As a Prayer Plant family member, the Calathea Makoyana is non-toxic to humans and pets, and requires medium care, making it an easy addition to your home!

  • FAQ about Calathea makoyana 'Peacock Calathea':
    • Why do Calathea's leaves close at night?
      • Your Calathea Makoyana opens and closes according to the light cycle, a process called nyctinasty. Sunlight (or a lack of it) changes your Calathea’s Phytochrome chromoprotein to either an active or inactive state. At night, your plant becomes inactive; the protein signals for each stem’s joint to swell with water, pulling its leaf vertical.
    • Can you propagate a Calathea from a leaf?
      • No, (sadly) Calatheas cannot be propagated from a leaf. These plants are best propagated by division, at repotting.
    • Should I mist my Peacock Plant?
      • To care for them properly, Calathea Makoyanas require high humidity levels. Do not mist any of your plants at night, however, because setting water will pose a health threat. Mist your Peacock Plant in the morning and early afternoon, so that the moisture can evaporate before nightfall.
    • Does a Peacock Plant need light?
      • Yes, it does. In fact, all plants need light (even those labeled as ‘low light’). The Peacock Plant requires bright, indirect light. Never place your Calathea in a room with no windows or a closed black-out curtain.
    • How do you water a Calathea Peacock?
      • Most watering methods are suitable for the Calathea Peacock, including overhead and bottom watering. For the best results, use distilled water or tap water that has set out for 24-hours. Calathea Makoyanas and Calatheas, in general, should be cared for with distilled water or tap water that has sat out for 24 hours.
    • What comes in the box?
      • One Calathea makoyana 'Peacock Calathea' in a 6" grow pot. Ceramic planter sold separately.