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.
*Decorative pot not included, please see our pot section for all available options
LOVING YOUR PLANT
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.
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.
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.