Calathea Makoyana (Cathedral Windows)
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The Calathea Makoyana is native to the Brazilian rainforest and a proud winner of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit. A darling of home gardeners for decades now, its popularity still tops the chart owing to its air-purifying and pet-friendly nature. The leaves are almost translucent with the top variegations reflected on the underside in purple, earning it the name Cathedral Windows.
Calathea makoyana is a tropical plant with decorative foliage. Maranta have some of the most beautiful, most decorative leaves in the plant kingdom. Although the leaves may seem to rise directly from the rootstock, they are normally connected to short multi-trunked or clumping stems. Flowers may be seen peeping through pale green bracks on mature plants, but they are insignificant. They are white and appear periodically throughout the year.
Calathea makoyana dislikes direct sunlight. If exposed to direct light, their leaves will fade in colour intensity and often develop blotches or patches.During the growth season, water frequently and never allows potting soil to dry out. However, to avoid fungal problems, try not to get water directly on the leaves or let them sit.A rich, peat-based potting soil with excellent drainage is beneficial.15 - 30°CFeed with a weak liquid fertilizer throughout the growing season. Cut fertilizer back to once a month or so in the winter.
1. Calathea leaves are turning brown
Under-watering and excessive use of fertiliser both can lead to browning of leaves. Water your plant less frequently and reduce the amount of fertiliser you use if this problem occurs.
2. Why does my Makoyana have a limp stem?
A limp stem is an indication of over-watering or very cold temperatures. Move your Calathea to a warmer spot and water it less frequently.
3. Why is my Calathea Makoyana drooping?
Drooping of the leaves can be caused by over-watering or exposure to cold temperatures. Make sure you fix your watering schedule and move your plant to a warmer spot.
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