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Just like a peacock, this beautiful Calathea really stands out from the crowd with its distinctive, coloured leaves in shades of red and purple, and decorative markings. Like other members of the Prayer Plant family, it also folds its leaves up when darkness falls of an evening.
Too much sun will be the downfall of the peacock plant causing its stunning colours to fade. It is also occasionally called Cathedral Windows.
Native to Brazil, humidity is best for this particular plant and it takes kindly to frequent mistings, too. However, as it is a little sensitive to the fluoride in tap water which can cause damage to its delicate leaves, make the effort to collect rain water for it when watering.
How to Keep me Happy
Light: I like bright, indirect light
Water: Water me when my top 2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch
Expert Level: I can be a little temperamental, but you've got this!
Sizing: W14cm x H40-50cm
Air-Purifying: I can absorb free radicals from your tech and gadgets
Pet-Friendly: I'm safe around your furry friends and little people
Latin Name: Calathea Makoyana
Jo's Top Tip
Consider making room for your peacock plant in the bathroom - this room offers ideal conditions such as warm, moist air from the shower, that is reminiscent of their rainforest origins.
Does not come with decorative pot.