The Calathea Makoyana is like a painting in the shape of a plant, thanks to its beautiful leaf pattern. The light green coloured canvas is painted with beautiful dark green stripes. The Calathea Makoyana is also known as the 'Peacock Plant' because its leaf pattern resembles the feathers of a peacock.
What an amazing leaf pattern the Calathea Makoyana has. The leaves are light green with dark green stripes. In the evening a burgundy coloured underside even appears. The Calathea is known for the fact that they fold up the leaves at night. Because this reminds one of a praying hand, the Calathea is also called the 'Prayer Plant'. The Calathea Makoyana is one of the strongest of its kind. Unlike most Calatheas, the Makoyana has a particularly strong leaf, which feels almost rubbery. You will have to do your best to damage the leaves.
Care & tips Calathea Makoyana
The Calathea Makoyana is not difficult to take care of. The plant is a strong air purifier and compared to others of its kind, it has a somewhat stronger leaf. However, you do need to know how to take care of it correctly so that you can enjoy your plant for a long time. Place the Calathea in the right location and pay attention to the amount of water and the Calathea Makoyana will soon feel at home.
Water requirements for the Calathea Makoyana
You may always keep the soil of the Calathea Makoyana slightly moist. Make sure that you do not over water the plant. Too much water can cause it to accumulate at the bottom of the pot near the roots, which can cause root rot. Root rot can cause your Calathea to die, and that is a shame.
We advise you to feel deep into the soil with two fingers before every watering to determine whether the Calathea needs water again. If it is dry, the plant can be watered. If the soil is still wet from the previous watering, we advise you to wait with watering. It is also a good idea to spray the leaves with water once a week to keep the humidity high.
Light requirements for Calathea Makoyana
The Calathea Makoyana grows in the shade of tall trees and large plants in the tropical rainforests. For this reason, it prefers a shady spot in your home and does not tolerate direct sunlight well. So pay attention to its location when you bring it into your home. In this way, the leaves will remain at their best and the leaf pattern will remain at its most visible. The plant can also survive well in normal daylight, but make sure that the Calathea Makoyana does not receive too much light. When the Calathea is placed in too much light it will show this by curling its leaves and becoming crunchy.
Is the Calathea Makoyana poisonous?
No, the Calathea Makoyana is not poisonous and is therefore considered to be child and animal friendly.
How is my Calathea Makoyana shipped?
This houseplant will be delivered in a pot. All our plants are shipped in a specially designed shipping box or straight on a special pallet. The unique interior of the shipping boxes ensures that the houseplants are firmly positioned in the box and cannot move around. Houseplants don't mind standing in a dark box for a day. This way, we make sure that your green friends are delivered to your home in tip-top shape.
PLEASE NOTE: The Calathea in the photo is a sample photo.
The plant in the example photo is not the plant that will be delivered. This is an example, so variations are possible. The final plant delivered may differ in size, number of flower spikes, etc.