Calathea makoyana (also known as peacock plant or cathedral windows)
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Introducing Calathea makoyana, a captivating plant renowned for its exquisite foliage and tropical allure. This particular variety of Calathea is highly prized for its stunning leaves and graceful growth habit.
Calathea makoyana boasts large, heart-shaped leaves adorned with intricate patterns of veins, creating an eye-catching display. The leaves feature a delightful mix of lush green hues, accentuated by a glossy sheen that adds to its visual appeal. As the plant matures, it forms a clumping habit, producing a lush and vibrant arrangement.
In its native habitat of Southeast Asia, particularly in regions with moist, tropical climates, Calathea makoyana can be found thriving in the shaded understory of forests. This plant thrives in environments with filtered sunlight and higher humidity levels.
Caring for Calathea makoyana is relatively straightforward, making it an ideal choice for both beginners and seasoned plant enthusiasts. Here are some essential care tips to ensure its well-being:
Calathea makoyana Light Requirements: Provide Calathea makoyana with bright, indirect light. It flourishes in moderate to low light conditions, mirroring its natural setting. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can lead to leaf scorching.
Calathea makoyana Temperature and Humidity: Maintaining average room temperatures between 18°C and 24°C (65°F and 75°F) is preferred by this plant. It thrives in high humidity, so misting the leaves or placing it in a humid environment, such as a bathroom, will create an ideal atmosphere.
Calathea makoyana Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Prevent the plant from sitting in standing water to prevent root rot.
Soil and Potting: Plant Calathea makoyana in a well-draining potting mix that retains moisture while allowing excess water to escape. A blend of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark is well-suited for this purpose.
Is this plant suitable if I have pets? This plant is non-toxic to cats and dogs.
Styling-wise, Calathea makoyana is a superb addition to any indoor space, infusing a unique and tropical touch. Its large, glossy leaves make it an excellent choice for adding texture and greenery to your home or office. Consider showcasing it in a decorative pot or hanging basket to highlight its elegant growth habit. It also pairs beautifully with other tropical plants, creating a vibrant, lush display.
The distinct foliage and graceful growth of Calathea makoyana make it an exceptional plant that brings a touch of the tropics to any environment. Whether it takes center stage or complements a larger plant collection, this stunning species will elevate the ambiance and create an enchanting display.
Please note: While Calathea makoyana may produce flowers in its natural habitat, indoor cultivation may not always result in blooming. Nevertheless, the true beauty of this plant lies in its extraordinary leaves and lush growth.
Embrace the exotic beauty of Calathea makoyana and relish the lush greenery it brings to your space. Its captivating foliage and tropical vibes will infuse your surroundings with a touch of elegance and allure.
Pot Size: 12cm (diameter) Plant Height: 35cm (from the bottom of the nursery pot to the tip of the tallest leaf)
Our plants are carefully selected and supplied in plastic nursery pots, ensuring their safety during transportation and allowing you to choose a decorative pot that suits your style. Experience the tropical allure of Calathea makoyana and bring a touch of lushness and elegance to your indoor oasis.
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