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Urban Sprouts

Cathedral Windows (Peacock) Calathea

Showy | Delicate | Ornate

The detailed patterns in this plant's leaves are so beautiful you would think they have been painted on. The undersides of the leaves are a transparent crimson and the patterns on the top resemble the brilliant eye spots on a peacock's plumage! 

Although Calathea tend to be chastised as being fussy, armed with just a little bit of knowledge you can make this (and many other members of its family) plant an extremely rewarding and beautiful focal point in your space!

Calathea makoyana will grow at a rate according to the ambient temperature and light its given, tempid to warm is best and remember to keep that humidity high!

 

Lighting: Medium to bright indirect

Water: Allow soil to dry ~1" between waterings, keep humidity high (use a mister, humidifier, or keep under glass)

Soil/Potting: Plant in a well draining soil in a container with a drainage hole and made of slightly porous material like ceramic. Repot annually or when plant exhibits discoloration without the presence of any mis-watering habits

Fertilize: Monthly with bacterial inoculant recommended for steady growth and to promote flowering

Temperature: Warm (60-80 degrees is ideal), protect from harsh fluctuations in temperature particularly in the winter

Toxicity: Non-toxic for humans and pets, although still definitely not tasty..

 

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