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Maranta Red Prayer

Maranta Red Prayer

Regular price $42.42 USD
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Common Names: Prayer plant
Botanical Name: Maranta

    Maranta Red Prayer Plant Description

    The Maranta Red Prayer Plant, known for its striking leaf patterns and dynamic movement, is a beloved houseplant in many homes. Its common name, "Prayer Plant," comes from the plant's nightly habit of folding its leaves together upright, resembling hands closed in prayer.

    The Maranta Red Prayer Plant features broad, oval-shaped leaves that are dark green with a unique, herringbone-like pattern of red veins. The leaves also have a beautiful red underside, adding to the plant's visual appeal. This plant is relatively compact, making it ideal for desks, shelves, or tabletops, where its detailed leaf patterns can be fully appreciated.

    Care Plan for Maranta Red Prayer Plant

    Light: The Maranta Red Prayer Plant thrives in medium to bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light but may lose some vibrancy in its leaf colors and patterns. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the leaves.

    Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil begins to dry out. Marantas are sensitive to fluoride and other chemicals often found in tap water, which can cause leaf tip burn. Using distilled or rainwater can help avoid this issue.

    Humidity: High humidity is ideal for the Prayer Plant, mimicking its native tropical environment. Increase humidity by placing it on a pebble tray filled with water, misting regularly, or using a humidifier.

    Temperature: Keep the plant in an environment with temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid drafts, sudden temperature changes, or exposure to cold, which can stress the plant and lead to leaf loss.

    Child and Pet Safety: The Maranta Red Prayer Plant is non-toxic to both pets and children, making it a fantastic choice for households with curious pets and young ones.

    General Tips: Fertilize the Prayer Plant every month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a diluted, balanced fertilizer to promote growth and leaf color vibrancy. Rotate the plant periodically to ensure even growth on all sides due to light exposure. Prune back any brown or yellow leaves to keep the plant looking tidy and healthy.

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