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Calathea picturata - Sleeping Peacock Plant


Calathea picturata - Sleeping Peacock Plant  (Calathea picturata - Peacock Plant)

My Peacock plant is closed and sleeping for the night in my
front yard. I have several clumps throughout the yard. Photo
taken during night on Dec. 19, 2009 for my GoY friend Bernieh
in Australia.



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This looks great here, these are another plant that's seen over here as a house plant .... usually a sad looking specimen in someone's lounge :-/

20 Dec, 2009

 

Louise1:

Thanks! I think this plant is quite small considering it's been in the ground for more than 2 years. : > )

20 Dec, 2009

 

Ah ... found it! Mine were slow in the ground too Andy ... the ones I have now are in pots and they tend to grow a little faster ... not sure why!

20 Dec, 2009

 

Bernieh:

My plants actually grows pretty quickly putting out many leaves a year...however, they don't get very large. I think the reason is -- the intense competition of roots in this area. The Jacaranda tree shades this area and the pigmy date palm is next to this plant as you can see which has a huge root system. Not a good combination in shallow, rocky soil.

20 Dec, 2009



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