Makoyana Calathea

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  • Colorful, Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 12-24 inches
  • Pet Safe

Originating from South America, the Makoyana Calathea or Cathedral window plant as it is sometimes known, is a truly stunning plant that will draw attention wherever it is placed. With showy oval-shaped foliage in shades of green, red and purple, the Makoyana Calathea will bring color and interest to any room. This houseplanit can be fussy about its growing conditions; however, get it right and you will not be disappointed.

Best Locations For Growing Makoyana Calathea

The Makoyana Calathea requires high humidity levels, which makes the humid atmosphere of a bathroom or kitchen ideal for growing it.  

Makoyana Calathea Sunlight Requirements

This calathea plant requires bright, but diffused or indirect light to thrive. Be prepared to move it though as too much light can bleach the foliage.

Makoyana Calathea Care

Being native to warmer climates, the Makoyana Calathea prefers to be kept at a temperature between 65 to 85 °F and away from any cold drafts. Where possible, avoid watering this plant with tap water, as the chemical compounds within it may damage the beautiful foliage. Dry or crispy leaves can be removed by cutting at the base of the stem using a pair of sanitized and sharp scissors. Leaves can be dusted with a clean cloth to keep them looking their best.

Watering Makoyana Calathea

During the growing season, the Makoyana Calathea requires a free-draining soil that is kept moist, but not wet. If the top inch of soil is dry to the touch, then it is time to water, ideally using harvested rainwater. After watering, it is important to allow any excess water to drain away freely, as this will help prevent any root rot. Misting every other day will keep your Makoyana Calathea from drying out and increase humidity levels.

Feeding Makoyana Calathea

During the growing season from spring until the autumn, the Makoyana Calathea can be fed every four weeks with a balanced houseplant fertilizer diluted to half strength.

Makoyana Calathea Information

Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Air Purifier: Low
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
Mature Height: 12-24 inches
Mature Spread: 8-12 inches
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): Purple, Blue, Green
Flower Shade/Description: Purple to White
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Green, Pink, Red
Foliage Description: Variegated, Dark Green Stripes, Burgundy, Pink
Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)
Humidity: >60%
Common Name: Makoyana Calathea
Other Name(s): Peacock Plant , Cathedral Windows
Scientific Name: Calathea makoyana
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - Makoyana Calathea Show Reviews

  • 4
    healthy when arrived

    Posted by Beverly Dunn on Jun 15, 2023

    it arrived looking fresh and fabulous!