Maranta / Red Prayer Plant


Maranta Red Prayer Plant

Introducing our Maranta Red Prayer Plant – an exquisite botanical gem that adds a touch of elegance to any indoor space. Known for its striking, vibrant foliage featuring rich shades of red and green, this Maranta variety captivates with its unique patterns that fold and unfold like hands in prayer. With a natural inclination for low light environments, the Red Prayer Plant is not only visually stunning but also easy to care for.

Its rhythmic leaf movements, responding to light changes throughout the day, create an enchanting display. Perfect for homes and offices, this Maranta is a conversation starter and a testament to nature's artistry. Our plants are meticulously nurtured for optimal health, ensuring you receive a thriving Red Prayer Plant ready to flourish in your care. Elevate your indoor oasis with the beauty of the Maranta Red Prayer Plant – a living work of art."

How do you take care of a Maranta Plant

Caring for a Maranta plant, also known as the Prayer Plant, involves providing the right environment and attention to its specific needs. Here are some general care tips for a healthy and thriving Maranta:

  1. The best place to put a prayer plant for light. 

    • Maranta plants prefer bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch their leaves.
    • They can tolerate lower light conditions, making them suitable for indoor spaces with filtered or moderate light.
  2. How often to I water my maranta?:

    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Marantas like humid conditions, so maintaining moderate humidity levels is beneficial.
    • Water when the top inch of the soil feels slightly dry. Use room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant.
  3. Soil:

    • Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix. A mix designed for orchids or African violets can work well for Maranta plants.
  4. Temperature and Humidity:

    • Marantas thrive in warm temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).
    • Maintain higher humidity levels by misting the plant, using a humidity tray, or placing a small humidifier nearby.
  5. Fertilization:

    • Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
    • Reduce or eliminate fertilization during the fall and winter when the plant is not actively growing.
  6. Pruning:

    • Trim yellow or damaged leaves regularly to promote new growth and maintain the plant's appearance.
  7. Repotting:

    • Repot your Maranta every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current container. Use fresh potting mix and choose a pot with drainage holes.
  8. Pests and Diseases:

    • Keep an eye out for pests like spider mites and aphids. If you notice any, treat them promptly with insecticidal soap.
    • Avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.

How do I keep my a Maranta happy? 

Remember that individual plants may have slightly different preferences, so it's essential to observe your Maranta and adjust care accordingly. Additionally, listening to the plant's natural circadian rhythm, with its leaves folding up at night, is a fascinating aspect of caring for a Maranta.


Maranta Leuconeura Red
  • Light: Medium to bright, indirect light.

  • Water: Maintain evenly moist but not soggy soil during the growing season, watering when the surface first begins to dry.

  • Notes: Maranta like to be lightly moist at all times, avoid both overwatering and letting it dry out completely.

 You'll receive a healthy specimen of this plant that meets our high quality standards, in a plastic nursery pot of your selected size. Ceramic planter in photo is not included.

 Please expect some natural variations from the photos, no two plants are the same and each will have its own unique size, shape and character.  Basic care guidelines are listed above, send us an email or visit our plant care tips on Instagram @florafaunaatl if you have further questions.

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