Calathea makoyana

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Calathea makoyana
Calathea makoyana.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Calathea
Species: C. makoyana
Binomial name
Calathea makoyana
  • Calathea olivaris (H.J.Veitch) G.Nicholson
  • Goeppertia makoyana (E. Morren) Borchs. & S. Suárez
  • Maranta iconifera W.Bull.
  • Maranta makoyana (E.Morren) E.Morren
  • Maranta olivaris H.J.Veitch
  • Phyllodes mackoyana (E.Morren) Kuntze

Calathea makoyana (peacock plant, cathedral windows) is a species of plant belonging to the genus Calathea in the family Marantaceae, native to eastern Brazil.[3]

Calathea makoyana is an evergreen perennial, growing to 45 cm (18 in), with round pale green leaves, the upper surfaces marked with dark green blotches along the veins, and the lower surfaces coloured deep purple. It requires a minimum temperature of 16 °C (61 °F), and in temperate areas is often cultivated as a houseplant.[4][5]

It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[6]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Calathea makoyana
  2. ^ Tropicos Goeppertia makoyana
  3. ^ Morren, Charles Jacques Édouard. 1872. La Belgique Horticole 22: 321, Calathea makoyana
  4. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  5. ^ Philippe Faucon (2005). "Peacock Plant (Calathea makoyana)". Retrieved 2008-01-02. 
  6. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Calathea makoyana". Retrieved 18 June 2013.