- 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
|Growth Rate: Slow to Moderate
|Mature Height: 12-24 inches
|Mature Spread: 8-12 inches
|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)
|Common Name: Makoyana Calathea
|Other Name(s): Peacock Plant , Cathedral Windows
|Scientific Name: Calathea makoyana
|Plant Type: House Plant
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.
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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
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
Time of Order:
- 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.