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Add This Award-Winning Houseplant to Your Collection!
Why Calathea Makoyana Plants?
Take your house plant collection to the next level with this 2018 Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit winner! A native of South America, the Calathea Makoyana delivers tons of visual interest, and will thrive in the right conditions.
It gets its many nicknames, like “Cathedral Windows” and "Peacock Plant," from its large leaves, decorated with pale green and white stripes and prominent deep green markings. Adding to the striking display of the Makoyana is the deep purple-burgundy underside of its leaves.
The Calathea Makoyana is also known as a “Prayer Plant,” due to its unique leaf behavior. The leaves of the Makoyana move to follow the light throughout the day and night, opening up and fanning out during the day and folding up at night, like a pair of hands in prayer.
As long as it has indirect light and a humid environment, this one-of-a-kind house plant will thrive. Plus, it's non-toxic, making it an excellent choice for homes with kids or pets.
Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better
Grown and nurtured in our nursery, your Calathea Makoyana is set up to thrive in your home. And we ship our Calathea Makoyanas with care, so that they’re ready to grow on day one.
Now, you reap the rewards of our hard work with a high-quality, personalized experience that you won’t get from other nurseries or big box stores. Healthy roots, happy plants, and hassle-free good looks await – get your Calathea Makoyana today!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Calatheas do well with indirect bright light. Place your plant in front of a bright window but be sure to keep it away from drafty areas.When you're repotting or planting your plant, select a container that's twice the width of the shipped container and one that has drainage holes. Use a well-draining container potting mix then place your plant and water to settle the roots. If your potting mix needs more drainage we recommend mixing in perlite to help.
2. Watering: Calatheas can be quite particular when it comes to watering, so try to be consistent and only water when around 75% of the soil is dry. You can test this by putting your finger in the soil to check its level of moisture. Too little or too much water will result in brown and yellowing leaves.
In addition to watering, keep the environment humid (over 40% is ideal) by using a cool misting humidifier or mist the plant a couple times a week.
FGT Tip: If your leaves are still yellowing and browning and you have ruled out too little or too much water, try using filtered water next time you water your plants.
3. Fertilizing: The main growing season of your Calathea plant is during the months of March-October. You will want to fertilize during these months with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Follow product instructions for more specifics.
4. Pruning: Little pruning is needed but occasionally you will need to prune any dead or damaged leaves off. Simply trim the leaf at the base with a sharp pair of pruners.
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $149||$19.95|
|$149 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
|Mature Height:||2 ft.|
|Mature Width:||1-2 ft.|
|Botanical Name:||Calathea makoyana|
|Does Not Ship To:||AZ|
|Grows Well In Zones:||Indoors|
|Your Growing Zone:||#|
Growing Zones: Indoors
Customer Reviews & Photos
- prayer hands
This is a stunning plant. I found out from a friend that it is also known as a prayer plant because the leaves fold up like prayer hands at night. It really is awesome. This plant came bigger than I expected, so that was great. It seems to be easy to take care of. I water it once a week and have it in a spot that does not get direct sunlight. Buy one!
This is a stunning plant. I found out from a friend that is also known as a prayer plant because the leaves fold up like prayer hands at night. It really is awesome. This plant came bigger than I expected, so that was great. It seems to be easy to take care of. I water it once a week and have it in a spot that does not get direct sunlight. Buy one!
My plant looks pretty much like the picture. Sometimes you don’t get what you pay for. No here!
I love this plant. I couldn't find it at the market.when I see it on Fast growing Tree. I was so excited. It's very easy to take care. I only need to water once a week. It's a beautiful plant!!!
Nice glossy leaves
Other than shock from shipping and adjusting to dryer air, this plant is doing well. Expect a couple of shriveled leaves.