The Green Prayer Plant has fabulous foliage. This tropical plant is famous for its distinctly beautiful and decorative 15cm long leaves. The colourful marks on the leaves become more vivid as the plant matures.
It typically grows to 30 - 40cm tall and as wide, featuring oval, predominately green leaves with striking patterns, lines, blotches and shading.
Pot Size: 140mm
You can hang or set your prayer plant near a window where it will get indirect sunlight. Never set your plant in direct sunlight as the sun will scorch the plant’s leaves, or leaves will develop blotches or patches and fade in colour intensity. The plant is generally tolerant of lower light areas. In the winter, when the plants go into dormancy (and sometimes die back completely), give them bright light to maintain growth.
During the growing season, water frequently and never allow the potting soil to dry out. Water the prayer plant when the top of the potting soil is just starting to get dry. These plants are very susceptible to drought; however, to avoid fungal problems, try not to let water sit directly on the leaves or let the plant get soggy. Not enough water and overwatering can cause the leaves to turn yellow and drop from the plant. When watering, use water that is at least at room temperature if not slightly warm. In the winter months, reduce watering.
Maranta enjoys humid conditions. This can be achieved by putting it sitting on a pebble tray filled with water or a bowl of water near the plant. A small humidifier can also be placed near the plant.
Maranta is on the ASPCA's Non Toxic to Pets list. Best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets.
We handpick each plant, package it with great care and ship it directly to you! All plants are shipped in their nursery pots. For more information on how we pack our plants click here.