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Maranta Red Prayer Houseplant


- Pet Safe: Yes

- Care Level: Medium

- Space Required: 22 inches

- Thives In Rooms With: North, East or West facing windows

- Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Maranta Red Prayer Houseplant

Plant Features
Discover the captivating Maranta Red Prayer Plant (Maranta leuconeura), also known as the Herringbone Plant, a stunning addition to your indoor garden. This plant boasts dark green leaves, each leaf graced with a distinctive herringbone pattern in white or light green along its spine, presenting a mesmerizing array of colors. The veins, beautifully arched and radiating in various shades of red, lend an additional layer of depth and visual drama to its artistic foliage.

But the allure of the Red Prayer Plant goes beyond its visual appeal. It's celebrated for its unique nocturnal behavior, where it folds its leaves upwards during the night, evoking the image of hands in prayer, adding a mystical and magical quality to your indoor plant collection.

With a typical height of 1-2 feet, the Red Prayer Plant offers a kaleidoscope of colors and fascinating characteristics, making it a perfect, non-imposing addition to any indoor environment. Embrace the Maranta Red Prayer Plant in your home and revel in its dynamic colors, engaging movement, and the touch of tropical charm it brings to your indoor garden.

For troubleshooting, yellowing leaves often indicate overwatering or poor drainage, so ensure the plant is in well-draining soil and reduce watering frequency. Brown leaf tips can signal low humidity or over-fertilization; misting the plant regularly or using a pebble tray can help increase humidity. If the leaves fail to fold at night, this might be a sign of inadequate light; move the plant to a brighter spot, but avoid direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn. Lastly, watch out for common pests like spider mites and mealybugs; a gentle wipe with a soap and water solution or neem oil can keep these at bay. Regularly checking and adjusting the plant's environment will help maintain its health and vibrant appearance.
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Medium - within 3-5' of a window
Watering Needs Allow the top of the soil to dry before watering
Fertilizer Once per month when actively growing
Humidity Level Medium (mist every 2-3 days)
Temperature 60-85 F
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Mature Height 12-18 inches
Mature Spread 12-18 inches
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant

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This plant along with the other 3 held up very well because of the professional packing. They were held up with UPS and when I received them they were all bone dry and required immediate

From Joann | April 24, 2020