Calathea Hydro Peacock | Calathea Makoyana | Calathea Hydro | Aquatic
The Peacock plant, also known as Calathea makoyana, is a beautiful tropical houseplant, famed for its beautiful, contrasting green and purplish-red leaves that will brighten up any indoor living space. They do take a little bit of work to keep in good condition
Ideal temperatures required should be between 60ºF – 75ºF (15.5-24ºC). Avoid sudden drops that will affect growth and cold drafts.
Indirect sunlight is best suited for this species. Direct sun will damage the leaves and low light will slow growth, so a bit of balance is required.
Water thoroughly during the growing season then naturally reduce during winter. Good drainage is important.
Use soil that holds moisture and drains well. A 2 part peat and 1 part sand or perlite mix will do the trick.
Repot once every 2 years. During spring is best.
Feed only during the growing season from April – October with a diluted liquid feed once every 2 weeks.
Calatheas enjoy humidity in their natural climate. If you can try and raise the levels even if you just mist the plant or seat the pot on a tray of pebbles with water inside. When the humidity is low from dry air you may notice leaf tips browning.
Propagation method for this species is by division. This is done when the plant has grown large enough to separate clumps of stems with roots. Until the new plant have new growth cover them with polythene to keep conditions warm and humid. Try to propagate when it’s time for repotting.
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