maranta/ prayer plant

maranta/ prayer plant

from 15.00

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 .

They are fairly common as houseplants, but not necessarily easy to keep growing over the long-term. They require plenty of warmth and humidity and are susceptible to a number of pests. That said, however, some people have more luck with Maranta species than with the closely related Calathea, which also feature beautiful leaves but can be a bit more temperamental. In terms of display, Maranta are all fairly low-growing plants, with none reaching over about 8 inches tall, making them excellent for grouped displays of low plants on a windowsill.

Light: Maranta dislike 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.
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.
Soil: A rich, peat-based potting soil with excellent drainage is beneficial.
Fertiliser: Feed with a weak liquid fertiliser throughout the growing season. Cut fertiliser back to once a month or so in the winter.

Please note, this is a listing for a Maranta in a 12cm diameter plastic terracotta pot.

You can add a ceramic grey plant pot to your order, by clicking in the drop down box. This will vary from the image, but we trust you will like it.

Please note, the plant + pot will vary from the image. This is a handmade pot and a living plant so variations in colour and shape are to be expected.

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