Calathea Makoyana

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The Calathea genus boasts some of the most spectacularly decorated foliage in the plant world, and the calathea makoyana is no exception. Its pale green leaves are patterned with thin lines and larger ovals of dark green, making them look almost like feathers. For this reason, Calathea makoyana's nickname is "Peacock Plant." 

PLANT DETAILS

CARE

LIGHT

Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.

PLANT BENEFIT


WATER

Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing the soil to dry out halfway down between waterings. Increase the frequency with increased light.

PLANT BIO

Calathea has all the elegance and beauty of a Peacock’s tail, which is why it has been given its rather glorious name. The leaves are pale green with a dark green feathered effect from the middle of the leaf to the outer edges. Calatheas have multiple names like 'prayer plants' because of their unique leaf movements: they raise and lower their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm. This phenomenon is called nyctinasty. Plant movements are controlled by a flux of water pressure in the pulvini - nodes at the base of the leaves. Scientists theorize that these movements are meant to follow the sun and catch as much light as possible –– an essential trait for a forest-floor-dwelling plant!

30 DAY GUARANTEE

If your plant dies within 30 days, we’ll replace it for free, no questions asked.

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