A really beautiful plant, with unique colouring on the leaves, almost similar to a peacock feather which is where it derives it's name. Calathea are an amazing variety of plants, also known as the "living plant", as they move their leaves to face the light.
Most of the Calathea varieties prefer fairly bright, but indirect sunlight. They will tolerate low light rooms, but the plant may experience slightly wilted leaves and a slower growth rate. Ideal place is close to a window or in a well lit room.
Try not to dry out the soil to much, or the Calathea makoyana will start to wilt. Keep the soil constantly moist, but be sure not to overwater. Allow plenty of drainage to stop the plant sat in stagnant water.
These are fairly small house plants, and you wouldn't normally expect these to reach heights of more than 60cm or so in ideal conditions.