Calathea makoyana

COMMON NAME

Peacock Plant

TYPE

Low Foliage

FAMILY

Marantaceae

NOTES

Named for its striking foliage that purportedly resembles the beauty of a peacock’s tail. It is a compact species that typically grows to 1-2’ tall. It features reddish-stemmed, broad-oval leaves (to 12” long) with pale cream backgrounds and oval dark green designs and striping. Dark green markings are pinkish-purple on the leaf reverses.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Brazil

NATIVE HABITAT

Rainforest

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

nparks.gov.sg



Calathea makoyana