Calathea makoyana, or Peacock Prayer Plant, is a unique tropical displaying oval, translucent, light green foliage with a dark green pattern. It looks like another plant is growing within the leaves! Such a nice effect! The leaf undersides are reddish maroon, adding even more color! Grows in an upright, clumping habit. The common name Prayer Plant refers to the leaves, which tend to fold in at night and open up in bright daylight. So cool!
Calatheas grow best in an evenly moist, well-drained soil. Feed with a slow-release fertilizer at planting. It makes a beautiful accent for borders and containers, or is excellent as a houseplant. Protect from frost!