Peacock Plant




Additional Information


Calathea makoyana


Origin:

Eastern Brazil


Common Names:

Peacock Plant


Size:

Up to 50 cm (h) x 50 cm (w)

Growth Habit:

Clumping habit, perfect plant as a feature on a table or in a book case. Stunning glossy foliage with beautiful feathery leaf pattern.

Position:

Indoors in shady to filtered light position. No direct sun rays on the leaves as sunlight is too strong and will scorch many indoor plants. Keep away from direct air flow from a heating or cooling vent.


General Care and Maintenance:

  • Best grown as an indoor plant in Melbourne.
  • Watering: Water regularly in spring, summer and autumn (during warm weather) but allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. This is best checked by scratching the top 2 cm of soil back with your finger. Water sparingly through winter. If you keep your home cool over summer, adjust watering accordingly.
  • Humidity: This plant prefers a tropical environment and will therefore benefit from regular misting with a hand-spray.
  • Fertilising: Use slow release fertiliser (this is already present in all good potting mixes) however it will need to be topped up every 3 - 6 months (depending on the brand and application rates). In warm weather, apply a liquid fertiliser such as 'Powerfeed' every 1-2 weeks.
  • When repotting, use a good quality potting mix such as 'The Greenery Potting Mix' available in bags in store.
  • Remove dead or damaged foliage to keep plant looking its best.



Design Tips:

Beautiful plant for a side table in an entrance hall beneath a mirror. Consider styling next to a lovely picture frame and one or two ornaments.






 


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