The beautiful and vibrant Peacock plant, also known as the Calathea makoyana, is native to eastern Brazil. Because of its Brazilian roots, it survives best in humid environments. It got its name because the leaves of the plant are similar to those of a peacock’s tail feathers with its specific and unique markings. The addition of the Peacock plant to your home will add a colorful and lively vibe to your space!
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The Peacock plant should be kept in a moderate to low lit area to avoid the leaves becoming dull. It should also be watered and misted often because it is important to keep the soil moist. When the surface of the soil begins to dry it requires watering. It should also be fertilized with a watered down and balanced fertilizer every 2-4 weeks. If you are new to gardening this may not be the best plant for you because it requires the right amount of moistness and humidity to blossom. However, we offer some great selections of air purifying plants for new plant moms or dads that you can check out here: https://essenciaair.com/collections/air-purifying-plants
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- The Peacock plant enjoys humidity and when it is not humid enough you will notice the tips of the leaf turning brown.
- If you push back the plant’s leaves it will create a fuller and bushier look.
- This is a great indoor plant because of its tropical origins.
- The temperature for best growth is 60-75° F.
- Its amazing green and purplish leaves will add vibrance to any space!
Written by: Michele Tornheim