Plant Care Peacock Plant

Peacock Plant

4.3 out of 5 (11 experiences)

Peacock Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Peacock Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Cathedral Windows, Peacock Calathea and peacock prayer

Taxonomy

Calathea makoyana
Calathea
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

What other plant parents say

Peacock Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Peacock Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Peacock Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Peacock Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Peacock Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Peacock Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Hailleemarie avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peacock Plant named LeAnn by Hailleemarie on Greg, the plant care app
02/27/2021

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 m…

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Nerskine avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peacock Plant named Angelica by Nerskine on Greg, the plant care app
04/09/2021

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 p…

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Pinellas Park, FL
Rating of the plant Peacock Plant named Lil Tjay by Cmmnsnse on Greg, the plant care app
04/24/2021

lil Tjay is stunning when you get close and focus on him. He’s tiny, so it’s easy to overlook him. Fortunately he doesn’t need much attention, and I when he does get your attention, he can hold it ea…

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Roger_mrqz avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peacock Plant named Your plant by Roger_mrqz on Greg, the plant care app
03/23/2021

Puts out 1-3 leaves every 1-2 weeks so it’s a fast grower, easy to take care of but it’s best to water with distilled water to prevent minerals from building up in the soil.

Wobblyknees avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peacock Plant named Cal by Wobblyknees on Greg, the plant care app
05/03/2021

I loved how pretty it was but It’s not surviving it due to my lack of plant parent skills.

Emolz avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peacock Plant named Calathea by Emolz on Greg, the plant care app
04/10/2021

Beautiful plant, but a bit difficult for beginners

How to care for Peacock Plant

Water

How often to water your Peacock Plant

Water needs for Peacock Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Peacock Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Peacock Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Peacock Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Peacock Plant in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Peacock Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Peacock Plant: 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 Peacock Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Peacock Plant

Peacock Plant

Peacock Plant


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.

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