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  • Calathea makoyana Peacock is an exotic plant with beautiful oval leaves in contrasting green and red-purple colors. Along the leaves are bold, decorative, feather-like markings that resemble a peacock's tail, hence the name!

    Originally from Brazilian rainforests, Calathea Peacock can thrive indoors with proper care. It makes a wonderful choice for a houseplant and can light up any living space. This plant also helps to purify the air and eliminate common toxins.

    Peacock plant can grow up to 2 feet in height and its stunning foliage with bold markings can grow up to 12" in length.



  • Peacock plant needs bright, indirect, or filtered light. Too little light can stunt its growth and harsh direct sunlight can burn its leaves.

    This plant has medium water requirements. Aim to keep the soil relatively moist but not waterlogged.

    This plant prefers soils that can retain moisture but still drain well. You can mix your own soil with 2 parts peat and 1 part sand or perlite.

    This plant thrives in temperatures of 60°F-75°F and a high humidity level (over 60%). Mist your plant and use a humidifier when the weather is dry.

    This plant should be fertilized once per month during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.

    This plant is non-toxic.

  • USDA Zone 10-11

    USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

  • * We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" plant + clay pot option.
    Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.

    Our packaging materials are:
    - 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
    - 100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.

    Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging: https://succulentsbox.com/pages/shipping-return-policy

    *** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.

    *** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
  • We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
  • Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after a few minutes. The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.