Peacock Plant

Scientific Name

Calathea makoyana

Common Name

Peacock plant


Houseplant or outdoor plant

Toxicity: Non-toxic

These plants are not poisonous or there is no known record of toxicity.

Toxic Parts



Large, oval-shaped light green leaves with dark green striped patterns. Maroon undersides.


The list of poisonous plants on this web site does not necessarily include every poisonous plant that is known or that might be found in a home or yard. The University of Kansas Hospital does not advise eating any of the plants on this web site. We discourage the use of any of these plants for self medication. The information on this site is taken from the literature, and the degree of reliability is unknown. In case of accidental exposure or ingestion, contact the Poison Center 1-800-222-1222.