The Maranta plant is a special one. It’s also known as Prayer Plant due to its leaves moving with the sun, and at night drawing together much like two hands. The different colours and red veins make it stand out from most houseplants. This plant is a trailer, and with growth a particularly interesting hanging plant.

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Dimensions Breakdown (A) Nursery Pots CM (B) Total Height CM
12 20

Care Guide


This plant can tolerate a shadier spot but ideally place it in a space with indirect, bright light. Direct sunlight will burn its beautiful leaves.


Naturally found growing on forest floors, it likes to be quite humid so during Summer months water it when the first inch of soil is dry. Reducing in Winter to when 2-3 inches are dry.


They prefer a warm, humid environment. Heating and fans can sometimes crisp up your leaves so try to compensate with increased humidity. A way of keeping the humidity high is to group several plants together or by sitting them on a tray of pebbles and water.

Other Tips

Make sure to clean all leaves with a dry cloth once in a while – dust can affect its absorption of light. During growing season you can feed your plant once a month with a balanced fertiliser.



Not toxic for pets and children if eaten.


Mexico, Argentina.


The pictures used on this page are to show the style of plant for sale. There may be variances in foliage and a small variance in size - bigger or smaller.

Plants & Pots are some of the nicest gifts to receive and we want to make it memorable.

If you wish to gift someone special, just make sure you add you message in the cart page and we will include a hand written note with your order.

It will be wrapped with lots of love and care. Alternatively if you don’t know exactly what to get, you can always purchase a gift card here.

We currently only deliver to the UK. 

All our deliveries are made by DPD directly to you. DPD have stated all deliveries will be made respecting the social distancing rules set by the government. 

Getting shipping right is something we take very seriously. We ship on specific days depending on where you are, to avoid your plants sitting at a depot over the weekend. Excludes Bank Holidays. 

UK: Express Delivery 1 to 2 working days,  £5.99 - Shipped Monday to Thursday (excluding bank holidays).

We have a couple of very large, heavy plants. For now, these are listed as London delivery only.