Peacock plant

Mum bought this plant from a local market. She knew I’d like the markings on it. She’s right. The markings look like ink brush stroke marks. Not sure how people remember botanical names but its called Calathea makoyana. Peacock plant makes visual sense and is easier to remember.

To look after, it’s a bit fussy. I’ve had to change its position a few times and it still doesn’t look 100% happy. Mmm…know any human beings like that?! Oh well. Keep trying.

When I just have a few minutes, a simple white gel pen line drawing with a bit of goauche seems to help knock back the ‘I don’t have time’ excuse.


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