Maranta is the type-genus of Marantaceae also known as Prayer plant, This plant has wide, oval-shaped, dark green leaves with the white or light green running down the spine of the leaf. The veins that run up the leaves can be several shades of red, as are the undersides of the leaves. its leaves stay flat during the day and then fold up like praying hands at night. The Maranta species has some of the most strikingly beautiful, decorative leaves which will perfect for window sills,
Planting & Care
Light: Thrives in medium to bright indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Soil: This plant prefers acidic soil. Use a peat-based potting mix with a pH of 5.5 to 6.0 or mix two parts sphagnum peat moss, one part loamy soil, and one part perlite or coarse sand together.
Water: Water every 1–2 weeks and adjust the frequency depending on the light levels provided. Allow the top half of the soil to dry out between waterings
Fertilizer: Fertilize your prayer plant every two weeks from early spring through fall. Dilute a balanced, water-soluble houseplant fertilizer (10-10-10) to half strength.
Temperature: 65°F–85°F (18°C–30°C). It’s best not to let it go below 60°F (15°C).
Pruning: clip the stems right above a leaf node to making for a bushier appearance