Arrowroot Peacock Plant Guide
All the types mentioned above of Calathea plants may be challenging to maintain, but once you get accustomed to taking care of them, you will be glad to have them. Here is a Peacock plant guide;
- Humidity: Peacock plants are native to the tropical rainforests; therefore, they need relatively higher humidity than most house plants to thrive. The usual room humidity should work but misting the plant regularly would be a great idea. Keep the humidity about 60%.
- Temperature: Peacock plants love warmth. The plants grow best during summer when it's warmer. Grow your indoor plant in temperatures between 16 to 20 degrees Celsius.
- Sunlight: The plant grows well in indirect sunlight. The direct sun could scorch the leaves, causing them to droop or die off.
- Pest Control: Calathea makoyana may get infested with scale insects, mealy bugs, spider mites, and aphids. Treat the pests as soon as you notice them. Be sure to quarantine new plants from the nursery before introducing them to your garden.
- Feeding: Feed your plant with Nitrogen-rich fertilizers. Water your plants every 1 to 2 weeks and make sure the sand soil is halfway dry to avoid overwatering, which could encourage bacterial and fungal infections.