Commonly known as prayer plant - Maranta is a genus of flowering plants in the family Marantaceae, native to tropical Central and South America, and the West Indies. Maranta was named for Bartolomeo Maranta, an Italian physician and botanist of the sixteenth century. Maranta are all fairly low-growing plants, with none reaching over about 20cm tall, making them excellent for grouped displays of low plants on a windowsill.
How to care for your Maranta
Maranta dislike direct sunlight. If exposed to direct light, their leaves will fade in colour intensity and often develop blotches or patches. Water from the bottom, using a saucer, twice a week and mist every three days. if planted in a pot with no drainage holes, mist thoroughly over the soil as well as the leaves. Maranta like moist soil, but take care to not over water. Brown leaf tips indicate that humidity is too low.
Approximate current plant height including plastic pot: 22cm.
Approximate pot size: diameter 12cm.
Please expect some variation in plant colour and shape from the listing image.
NON TOXIC TO CATS & DOGS