Plant Care Peacock Plant
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Peacock Plant

4.3 out of 5 (16 experiences)

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

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 Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 9
Peacock Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Peacock Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Peacock Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
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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Annaliese avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Peacock Plant named Kendall by Annaliese on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

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 b…

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@Cmmnsnse
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.

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@Bethea0211
Superior, CO
Rating of the plant Peacock Plant named Pearl by Bethea0211 on Greg, the plant care app
06/12/2021

Not for faint of heart but this is an easier Calathea than my others. Lots of humidity, filtered/distilled room temperature water. Keep moist.

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 located in Portland, OR.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Peacock Plant in Portland, OR

Portland, OR

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Growing Peacock Plant in Portland right now

Light needs for plant Peacock Plant in Portland, OR

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 16th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Portland is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunligh…

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Light needs for plant Peacock Plant in Portland, OR

Sunlight intensity will increase by 8.5% ☀️

June 18th, 2021

Portland is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Portland is expected to increase by 8.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant Peacock Plant in Portland, OR

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

June 18th, 2021

This month, Portland is getting an average of 12.1 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.4 total hours of da…

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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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Portland, OR ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Peacock Plant thrive 🌿!

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.

When to repot Peacock Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Peacock Plant in Portland, OR

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 15th, 2021

The growing potential in Portland is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any …

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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 your location in Portland, OR, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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