Calathea makoyana are part of the Marantaceae family and are often called 'Cathedral Windows'. They have oval shaped leaves which turn slightly to display an equally spectacular underside.
Pot size: 11cm diamete
Height: Approximately 25cm from base of pot.
Pictured in Berlijn pot (mint) 15cm, not included.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Calathea makoyana needs temperatures 18-23°C. Keep this plant out of draughts and cold air.
Light: These plants do best in an indirectly lit spot, they can handle some shade. Direct light would bleach the leaves.
Watering: Keep soil moist during growing season and allow the soil to dry a little in winter.
Air Humidity: Calathea love high humidity, dry conditions would lead to brown edges on leaves. Achieve higher humidity by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Feed every few waterings during growing season, dilute fertiliser to half the recommended dosage.
Re-Potting: Re-pot yearly to encourage growth.
This plant is non-toxic.