Peacock Plant, Calathea roseoptica

Peacock Plant

FAMILY:
Marantaceae

ORIGIN:
Central and South America

DESCRIPTION:
Short clump-forming plant with rounded, dark-green leaf blades with pink midribs and feathered pink to cream streaks and reddish undersides

CULTIVATION:
Host plant for the Owl Butterfly caterpillar; hot, sunny locations will cause leaf burn; excessive fertilizing will cause leaf spots

 

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