4.3 out of 5 (23 experiences)
About Peacock Plant
Peacock Plant is a popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.
Plant parents describe this plant as browning easily and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 307 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟
Peacock Plant likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.
Peacock Plant belongs to the calathea genus, and is native to Eastern Brazil.
Also known as
Cathedral Windows, Peacock Calathea and peacock prayer
How to care for Peacock Plant
Peacock Plant 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.
Peacock Plant 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.
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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 Peacock Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Thrives when there is plenty of humidity (around 60%) - I use a pebble tray to help regulate the humidity. I only had it for a couple of months but it’s going strong, only a few small leaves at the base have got brown tips. Pretty good plant overall
Wow this gal is finicky. Nothing I was doing was making her happy, and her leaves were browning constantly UNTIL I put her in my bathroom. My husband takes super hot showers and once in awhile I’ll put her in there for a sauna with him 😂 Now she’s growing quickly and she’s thrilled. Humidity is key with this one!
The peacock Calathea is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. The foliage is stunning and ties together any room. When considering a calathea please research their humidity needs. Mine live in the bathroom because my home is not humid enough for these beauties. But my bathroom now has the most beautiful plants to pull it together.