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Calathea makoyana

Common Name(s):
Cathedral windows, Peacock plant
Category:
Perennials
Comment:

A tropical houseplant that has showy leaves resembling a peacock's tail.  The leaves are pale green with a dark green feathered effect from the middle of the leaf to the outer edges. When new leaves grow they are rolled up and show off their pinkish-red undersides; giving it another splash of color.

It prefers filtered light and high humidity.  Mist the leaves with filtered or distilled water to avoid damaging them with flouride.  

Height:
2 feet
Propagation:
divsion every two years
Exposure:
filtered light
Soil:
potting soil, keep moist

NCCES plant id: 2928

Calathea makoyana Calathea makoyana
Maja Dumont, CC BY - 2.0
Calathea makoyana Calathea makoyana foliage
PINKE, CC BY-NC-2.0
Calathea makoyana Calathea makoyana leaf close-up
TANAKA Juuyoh, CC BY - 2.0