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Peacock Calathea,

Calathea makoyana
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Placement

Placement

Place your Calathea in a room that gets a medium amount of natural light. Overly bright, sunny windows should be avoided or her vibrant leaves will start to fade. Rotate the plant occasionally to encourage even growth.

Light Requirements

Light Requirements

The Calathea prefers indirect light. Morning sunlight is fine, but it’s best to avoid intense afternoon sunlight.

Watering Needs

Watering Needs

Water when the top 2 inches of soil is dry. Remove the plant from its decorative planter and water with fresh water. Water the plant lightly and slowly from above, allowing water to soak through to the roots, then tip out any excess water before returning the plant to its decorative planter. Be sure to avoid soggy soil.

Temperature Preferences

Temperature Preferences

Does well at room temperature between 60°F - 77°F. Cold temperatures or rooms with strong drafts should be avoided.

Humidity Tolerance

Humidity Tolerance

Prefers higher levels of humidity, around 75% or above. If the air around the plant is too dry, you can mist its leaves from time to time.

Repotting Needs

Repotting Needs

The plant can live happily in the provided grow pot for up to a year. Check if the plant is ready to be repotted by touching the soil and seeing if it has become loose. Repot using a good quality potting mix. Add a generous amount of sand to enhance drainage. When your plant is ready to be repotted, you can follow our simple how-to guide.

Unhealthy Plant Signs

Unhealthy Plant Signs

Curling or spotted leaves means the plant is not getting enough water. Browning leaves mean the plant needs a more humid environment. Over-watering or cold weather can lead to rotten and limp stems. During winter, the plant should be watered less frequently. Fading leaf color means the plant is getting too much direct sunlight. Be sure to cut off brown, crispy, or damaged leaves to keep the plant neat and healthy.

Toxicity

Toxicity

This plant is pet-friendly.

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