Plant Care Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows

4.5 out of 5 (53 experiences)

Cathedral Windows has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Cathedral Windows has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Peacock Plant and Calathea Makoyana

Taxonomy

Goeppertia makoyana
Goeppertia
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

How to care for Cathedral Windows

Water

How often to water your Cathedral Windows

Water needs for Cathedral Windows
0.5 cups
every 9

Cathedral Windows needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cathedral Windows

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Cathedral Windows in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cathedral Windows: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Cathedral Windows may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cathedral Windows in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cathedral Windows

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cathedral Windows: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cathedral Windows after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Cathedral Windows is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Propagation

Care Summary for Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows

Cathedral Windows


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cathedral Windows has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 24
Cathedral Windows has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 19
Cathedral Windows has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 14
Cathedral Windows has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 13
Cathedral Windows has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
Cathedral Windows has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Cathedral Windows has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Cathedral Windows has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Essential avatar
@Essential
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 52 XP
globe Houston, Texas
11/18/2021

I like this type of plant because it provides purity inside households. It also has a detailed leafy look that catches any interior decor. Cathedral sturdy tropical plants originated in South America. Definitely would recommend type of plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Essential avatar
@Essential
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 52 XP
globe Houston, Texas
11/18/2021

I like this type of plant because it provides purity inside households. It also has a detailed leafy look that catches any interior decor. Cathedral sturdy tropical plants originated in South America. Definitely would recommend type of plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Indymary avatar
@Indymary
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 558 XP
globe Greenwood, Indiana
11/16/2021

This one’s a beauty. It’s been easy to care for and appears to be happy. It sits in the center of my dining room table and I’ve received several compliments on it. It’s in a good spot, with a lot of indirect light from its eastern exposure.

Snerdbergler avatar
@Snerdbergler
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 416 XP
globe Omaha, Nebraska
10/18/2021

I love the beautiful contrast of colors (green on top and purple on bottom of the leaves) and the texture of the leaves is so unique. A great addition to my collection and I hope to see it grow large and lush.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Kwuff avatar
@Kwuff
leaf-1 39 Plants
xp 768 XP
globe Morro Bay, California
10/16/2021

Typically a lot of plant owners insist Calathea’s are hard to take care of, but I am so enjoying this baby grow. I’ve had absolutely 0 issues with this plant and it seems to be really happy on my kitchen counter. Perhaps the humidity being next to drying dishes is good for it!

The leaves move throughout the day, and have extremely vibrant colors that seem shiny. I bottom water mine unless the top looks extra dry, then I’ll water from the top and give it time to soak it back up from the bottom. I purchased in July I believe from Planterina.com and she’s almost doubled in size.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Heliotropewitch avatar
@Heliotropewitch
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 92 XP
09/30/2021

Absolutely keep this plant near a humidifier, and use filtered water / water that has been left to sit for a few hours. She can be a pesky little brat if she’s not given the proper care!

Browns easily Browns easily
Austin avatar
@Austin
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 266 XP
globe Burlington, Vermont
08/31/2021

accidentally scorched this guy putting it outside all day but after a few months it’s recovered with new growth!

Survivor Survivor
Sharnirose avatar
@Sharnirose
leaf-1 20 Plants
xp 710 XP
07/22/2021

Lovely plant, really gorgeous leaves and I love how much it moves each day! I often rotate it for balance.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Shalnya avatar
@Shalnya
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 690 XP
07/02/2021

Beautiful leaves that move with the light. Easy to tell if it's not getting enough light: the leaves will stay upright during the day!
I water as soon as the top of the soil feels dry, and haven't had a single brown tip in the four months since I got it.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Eve avatar
@Eve
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Wellington
06/26/2021

i literally forgot to water it for a month and it’s still alive

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Clairemul avatar
@Clairemul
leaf-1 12 Plants
xp 376 XP
globe Longford, County Longford
06/23/2021

It is a pure joy to have on my desk

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Strumsticks avatar
@Strumsticks
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 612 XP
globe Burnsville, Minnesota
05/19/2021

So far I love this plant. It’s a little dramatic when it comes to where it’s sitting in my house and how much water it gets. But with that being said, it’s super pretty and worth it.

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Tracy avatar
@Tracy
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 555 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
05/09/2021

The way the leaves move with the day is cool. I’ve read these are temperamental but I haven’t had any issues whatsoever. I keep it in my sunroom which gets daylight all day, I let it dry out between waterings and it’s been growing new leaves for a year. I didn’t rotate it at first (I was completely new to houseplants) so it grew a bit unevenly but it’s filling in and getting bushier.

Fast grower Fast grower
Succulentjade avatar
@Succulentjade
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 851 XP
05/03/2021

Gorgeous stunning beautiful

Burns in direct light easily

Seems happy in my humid laundry with south facing window

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Plantfather avatar
@Plantfather
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 493 XP
globe Orlando, Florida
03/30/2021

i love this calathea! i think the key to making these guys happy is high humidity - a daily morning mist is what keeps mine super happy, she’s always putting out new leaves. gorgeous foliage!

Fast grower Fast grower

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