They do not thrive well in drought conditions and would exhibit browning and curling (2). The plant is no longer “praying.” Healthy Calathea plants should move their leaves upward at night and then lower them during the day. When watering a Calathea plant, thoroughly drench the soil with lukewarm water until it pours out the bottom. Most of the care issues regarding Calathea makoyana are related to watering. Of late, the leaves start to curl almost immediately after the plant has been watered. You can use distilled water or collect rainwater for the plant. Peacock plants thrive in a well-draining potting mix and need water when the soil partially dries. Where are you getting your humidity readings from? Place the peacock plant in the pot, ensuring it’s growing at the same height as before. Don’t let the plant dry out and water when the top inch of the soil is dry. losing bottom leaves on a birds nest fern. Peacock plant (Calathea makoyana) is grown indoors for its ornamental patterned foliage. You’ve probably skipped watering when it was time to do so. Is yours in a hot room? Indeed, this particular plant has been sitting in the same spot as the whole winter. Although peacock plants grow well in shade or low-light conditions, they grow faster in brighter light. In a 4" diameter nursery pot. Most often this is caused by inconsistent watering. The soil needs to be kept moist for the majority of the time during the growing season. Calathea makoyana plants usually need repotting once every two years. The leaves of Calatheas, however, sometimes curl up from the outer edges inward toward the central vein. So it may be *too much light* that causes it? Now my nice healthy big leaves are turning yellow and the edges are getting brown and crisp. The Calatheas feel it most in the afternoon, then come good as the humidity rises back up. Leaves curl for various reasons..Too much/little sun, overwatering, extreme underwatering, lack of humidity. Goeppertia rufibarba. If you get these three care aspects right, your peacock plant will continue to grow stunning leaves year on year. 1 (typical British off-the-shelf mix for growing young plants). Leaf curling on calathea plant, including calathea peacock, is usually a sign that it lacks water. If the plant leaves have curled, check the soil for dryness. To propagate Calathea makoyana, remove the plant from its container and clean the dirt from the roots. On our hot days the humidity can range from 90% in the morning to 30% in the afternoon, all in the one day. In the evening, the leaves of calathea plants fold upright at the base of the stem, as if the plant is folding its leaves upward to pray. Calathea Leaves Curling Can Be Due To Incorrect Watering. Calathea Makoyana, or as it is commonly called the Peacock plant is one of the most beautiful varieties of the calathea genus. Plants in the Calathea and Maranta genera have broad oval leaves with fascinating variegation. The humidity here is up at 60-70% presently. Especially if it's forced, aiming at plants.Have you done anything different the last month? Let’s go on to look at the five reasons why calathea leaves curl in a little more detail. Additionally, climate, season, type of pot, and plant size all affect how quickly the soil dries out. Check for brown, mushy roots and snip them off as necessary. The spots run along the striking main vein. What a plant, grown for beautifully patterned leaves. The ASPCA puts plants in the Calathea genus on its list of non-toxic houseplants. You may also notice that the leaf variegation may start to fade if the plants are always in the dark. Prolonged high temperatures without adequate moisture will cause the leaves to curl and eventually dry. 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