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Calathea Peacock Care

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Calatheas are known for their bold patterned foliage. The leaves of most Calathea varieties fold up slightly during the night time, revealing the often colorful undersides of their striking leaves.

 

Light

This tropical plant will do best in medium to low light. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight, the leaves will get sunburned!

Water

Water your Calathea when the top 25% of soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

Humidity

Like many tropical indoor plants, your Calathea Peacock prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown up, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis, use a pebble tray, or place a humidifier nearby. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for this plant because these areas tend to be more humid.

Temperature

Peacock enjoy the warmth, preferably between 15-25 degrees, so maintain indoor temperatures above 15 degrees. Avoid cold drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Food

For best results, use a general houseplant fertilizer with iron every four weeks during the spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary in the winter when plant growth naturally slows.

Toxicity

Calathea Peacocks are non-poisonous plants and are safe for humans, cats, and dogs.

Additional Care

If you notice a tip or edges of your Calathea Peacock are burned, often with a yellowish hue, it could be due to your tap water. To solve this, use distilled water, rainwater, or allow your tap water to stand overnight before watering so the chlorine and fluoride can evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant strong and growing. Do not use any shine products on the leaves, instead, clean leaves occasionally with a damp cloth.


 

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