Calathea makoyana is a rather appealing foliage house plant that will be happy in a bright, yet shaded room where it brightens up interior decor with great style. Calatheas are house plants loved for their attractive leaves.
Native to Brazil.
Likes a warm and moist environment.
It is also known as the peacock plant or cathedral windows because of its leaf markings.
The leaves are velvety and patterned, being light green with darker green stripes. The undersides can be purple or pink
The leaves of this plant stand boldly away from the main stem and these tend to move position during the day in order to catch the light, temperature and humidity.
Can produce purple or white flowers that are inconspicuous.
Has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
Sold in a 12cm pot, the plant is approximately 35-40cm tall.