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Calathea makoyana

Peacock plant

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Features

  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.8m to 1.25m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourDark-light green brown
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Calathea makoyana (Peacock plant). They will grow about 45cm tall. The leaves are broadly oval,and they have a feathery design of dark green markings on a pale creamy background.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Mainly grown as a houseplant in temperate regions and for its foliage

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, with a min of 15C. They will prefer a shaded, humid position in humus-rich well drained soil. Needs a position without fluctuations of temperature.

Propagation

Prune in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs, aphids, spider mites and thrips.

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