This beautiful Peacock plant is the taller, slender sister of Calathea rattlesnake. Its leaves resemble a peacock's tail, hence the name.
Calathea varieties include some of the most stunning tropical foliage plants in the world and are often confused with their close relative Maranta or the “prayer plant”. These plants grow on the bed of the tropical forest and have large leaves to catch the dripping water from trees.
Care and Maintenance
These beautiful plants are a tad bit snobby about their water intake--they do fine with tap, but prefer filtered water. Try and avoid the leaves when watering and keep the soil a tiny bit moist. It likes moderate to high light, but no direct sun.
This plant is safe for pets.