Calathea Makoyana (Peacock Plant)
Plant special features
|Sunlight:||Prefers low to medium light. They thrives well in full shade, can survive in low light conditions as well. Too much of direct sunlight can damage their fragile leaves.|
|Watering:||They like moist soil but not totally wet. Water only when the top soil is dry. You may water it once in every 3-4 days and reduce the frequency to once a week in colder months.|
|Temprature:||61-85 degree Fahrenheit.|
|Soil:||Light, airy, fertile rich, and well drained. Drainage is very important for calatheas due to root rot.|
|Repotting:||Ideally you should re-pot it once every 2 years. Re-pot the plant late in winter or early spring. At the time of repotting pick a pot that is at least 1-2 inches bigger than your previous pot.|
|Propagation:||Usually propagated through divisions. The repotted divisions must be kept moist, warm, and humid while they establish.|
Dos and Don’ts:
For pest control: Clean the leaves of the plant with a solution of little bit of dishwashing detergent / liquid Sanitizer spray and water. Wipe off the leaves after applying solution.
Avoid over-watering especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
Common problem is leaves turning brown, yellow, or have wilted indicating nutrient deficiency through over/under watering. Hence, maintaining a balanced moisture is the key.
Styling and décor tips:
Best locations for placing this plant would be steamy and reasonably bright area such a. A low-lit office or bedroom will also suit fine as long as its humidity need is met.
Looks quite appealing on white pots/ planters, on a tall corner stand in the living room.
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