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Care Guide

Maranta Care

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Meet Maranta

It's easy to grow, has fun foliage, and is a hardy indoor plant, ensuring you can be pretty successful with it! Prayer plant is a low, spreading plant that's often grown in hanging baskets, but will also grow horizontally along a tabletop or other surface.

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Light

Maranta dislikes direct sunlight. If exposed to direct light, their leaves will fade in color intensity and often develop blotches or patches. In the winter, when the plants go into dormancy (and sometimes die back completely), give them bright light to maintain growth.

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Water

During the growth season, water frequently and never allow potting soil to dry out. They are very susceptible to drought. However, to avoid fungal problems, try not to get water directly on the leaves or let it sit.

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Humidity

High

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Temperature

Ideal temperatures for the prayer plant are between 60° and 80° F.

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Difficult Level

Easy

   Common Problems Q&A

 Why are my leaves yellowing?

This is generally a sign of overwatering. Maranta plants like to be watered on a regular basis but do not like to sit in wet soil. Make sure you allow the top soil to dry out in between waterings.

Why do my leaves have brown tips?

This is likely because your plant is getting too much direct light. Maranta plants prefer bright but indirect sunlight.
 
Why are my leaves folding at night?

This is perfectly normal for a prayer plant. Their leaves fold up at night resembling praying hands, hence the name! Since maranta plants are typically found in rainforests, they have open leaves during the day to soak up sunlight and close their leaves at night to protect their leaves from too much water.

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Maranta 'Red Prayer'
Maranta 'Red Prayer'
Maranta 'Red Prayer' - House Plant Shop
Maranta 'Red Prayer' - House Plant Shop
Maranta 'Red Prayer' - House Plant Shop
Maranta 'Red Prayer' - House Plant Shop

Maranta 'Red Prayer'

$18.99
  • Botanical Name: Maranta
  • Common Names: Prayer plant
  • Description: The Maranta is a evergreen perennial native to Central and South America. This plant flat oval leaves with a line pattern that runs symmetrically across the leaves.
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Maranta Leuconeura
Maranta Leuconeura
Maranta Leuconeura - House Plant Shop
Maranta Leuconeura - House Plant Shop

Maranta Leuconeura

$18.99
  • Botanical Name: Maranta
  • Common Names: Prayer plant
  • Description: The Maranta is a evergreen perennial native to Central and South America. This plant flat oval leaves with a line pattern that runs symmetrically across the leaves. The brown blotches on either side of the midrib in young leaves change to emerald green and finally to moss green as they age, contrasting with the medium green leaf.
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Maranta 'Lemon Lime'
Maranta 'Lemon Lime'
Maranta 'Lemon Lime' - House Plant Shop
Maranta 'Lemon Lime' - House Plant Shop

Maranta 'Lemon Lime'

$18.99
  • Botanical Name: Maranta
  • Common Names: Prayer plant
  • Description: The Maranta is a evergreen perennial native to Central and South America. This plant flat oval leaves with a line pattern that runs symmetrically across the leaves. 
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