Maranta Red 'Prayer Plant'

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Size: Medium
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Red Prayer Plant

The Maranta Red Prayer Plant, scientifically known as Maranta leuconeura var. kerchoveana, stands as a captivating and highly sought-after houseplant admired for its striking foliage and captivating daily leaf movements. This tropical beauty boasts lush, oval leaves adorned with vibrant red veins, creating a visually stunning contrast against the deep green background. Renowned for its sensitivity to light, the Maranta Red Prayer Plant exhibits nyctinasty, a natural phenomenon where its leaves gracefully fold upward in the evening and unfurl again in the morning, adding an extra layer of fascination to its allure. Whether you're an experienced plant enthusiast or a beginner, this captivating houseplant promises to elevate your indoor botanical experience with its aesthetic charm and the daily rhythm of nature.



Type: Plastic Nursery Pot

Size: Medium :: 4 Inch Diameter

Size: Large :: 6 Inch Diameter (Includes Hanger)


Plant Care

Light: Maranta Red Prayer Plants thrive in bright, indirect sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. Place it near a north or east-facing window where it can receive filtered sunlight or use sheer curtains to diffuse direct sunlight.

Temperature: Maintain a warm environment with temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing the plant to cold drafts or temperatures below 55°F (13°C).

Humidity: Maranta Red Prayer Plants appreciate high humidity levels. Increase humidity by misting the plant regularly, using a humidity tray, or placing a humidifier nearby. This is crucial to prevent leaf browning or curling.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch (2.5 cm) of the soil feels slightly dry to the touch. Watering needs may vary depending on your home's conditions, so check the soil regularly.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix with good aeration. A mix formulated for tropical plants or a blend of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss works well.

Fertilization: Feed your Maranta Red Prayer Plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the dormant season (fall and winter).

Pruning: Trim or pinch back leggy or dead growth to maintain the plant's shape and encourage bushier growth.

Repotting: Repot your plant when it becomes root-bound or outgrows its container, typically every 1-2 years. Choose a slightly larger pot with proper drainage.

Pests: Keep an eye out for common indoor plant pests like spider mites or mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Leaf Movement: Maranta Red Prayer Plants exhibit nyctinasty, where the leaves fold upward in the evening and open again in the morning. This is a natural response to light changes and is not a sign of stress.