How To Grow A Peacock Plant Indoors – A Houseplant Worth The Effort! 

Peacock Bright, indirect light suits plants. Place your plant near a window for filtered sunlight, but avoid direct sunlight (it scorches foliage). The plant may not show its bright hues in weak light.  


Provide warmth and humidity for your Peacock Plant. Perfect temps are 65°F to 75°F (18°C to 24°C). A abrupt temperature change can stress the plant, so avoid placing it near drafts or heating/cooling vents.  


Peacock Plants like dampness. A tray with water and pebbles under the pot or a room humidifier can boost humidity around the plant. Leaves can be misted regularly to preserve humidity.  


Maintain moist but not saturated soil. After drying the top inch of soil between waterings, water well and remove excess water from the pot. Avoid soil drying, which can cause leaf curling and browning.  


Use an organic, well-draining potting mix. Peacock plants thrive in peat moss, perlite, and compost. Every year or two, repot your plant to renew the soil and allow growth.  


In spring and summer, feed your Peacock Plant a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half-strength every 4-6 weeks. Fall and winter fertilizer should be reduced or stopped as plant development stops.  


To keep the plant healthy, remove yellowing, damaged, or leggy leaves. Cut cleanly with sharp scissors or pruning shears.  


Watch for spider mites, mealybugs, and aphids on houseplants. Treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil immediately if you see infection. To prevent fungal diseases, circulate air around the plant.  

Pests and Diseases 

Peacock Plants can be divided or propagated using stem cuttings. Divide overloaded plant clumps into roots-attached divisions during repotting. In water or a moist potting mix, root a healthy stem cutting with several leaves to propagate.  


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