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Calathea (Peacock Plant)


Calathea makoyana Peacock Plant

FP086/FPS86 by Edward F. Gilman, Ryan W. Klein, and Gail HansenJuly 13, 2022This document provides an overview of the Calathea makoyana, commonly known as the peacock plant. It describes the plant’s striking foliage, which features variegated leaves with dark purple undersides. The peacock plant is a herbaceous perennial suitable for USDA hardiness zones 10 through 11 and can be grown indoors or outdoors. It thrives in shaded areas with high humidity and well-drained, organic-rich soil. The document also highlights the plant’s moderate growth rate, upright habit, and sensitivity to pests like mites. Propagation methods include cuttings or division. Original publication date October 1999.

Cultural Guidelines for Commercial Production of Interiorscape Calathea

EP285/ENH1030 by Jianjun Chen and Dennis B. McConnellJune 21, 2016

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