Goeppertia makoyana (syn. 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: 21cm diameter
Height: Approximately 80cm from base of pot.
Pictured in Alicante light blue pot (13cm diameter), pot 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.