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Peacock Plant

Calathea Makoyana

From £12.50

If you’re looking for elegant, eye-catching foliage, you can’t go wrong with a peacock plant. They require a little more attention and fuss than some other house plants but the rewards from their beautifully patterned leaves will be worth the work.

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How To Care For Peacock Plant

Getting the balance right when it comes to irrigation is key for peacock plants. If the leaves are starting to curl up this can be a sign of underwatering. Too much water can cause root rot. These plants like consistent and even levels of moisture and many enthusiasts use a moisture meter to help them gauge when the plant needs watering. Although these plants still need watering during the winter, they do like to have a rest period, and the frequency should be reduced considerably. Distilled water or some captured from rainfall is generally considered a better option compared to getting it from the tap. Peacock plants are sensitive to fluoride, and it can result in the leaf tips turning brown. The water should be lukewarm or room temperature too. It can shock the plant if it is overly cold.

Peacock plants do not like intense, direct sunlight. Too much sun can cause the patterns and colors to fade. Filtered light conditions are recommended, but these plants can also grow in full shade, although this can slow down growth significantly.

Low humidity levels can lead to browning or curling leaves. Misting is beneficial and, if you are concerned your home environment may be too dry, it could be worth investing in a humidifier.

About Peacock Plant

Botanical Name
Calathea Makoyana
Nicknames
Air Purification Qualities
Yes
Child & Pet Safe?
Yes

If you’re looking for elegant, eye-catching foliage, you can’t go wrong with a peacock plant. They require a little more attention and fuss than some other house plants but the rewards from their beautifully patterned leaves will be worth the work.

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

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