The maranta is a close relative to the Calathea and with its boldly patterned foliage and tendency to fold its leaves every night, it's easy to see why! This lemon-lime variety has a unique striped pattern on its leaves, with a mix of green, chartreuse, and yellow colors. It is nicknamed the prayer plant because of that habit of folding its leaves and has a tendency toward trailing. Watch for tiny light purple flowers on thin stalks in the summertime.
Prayer plants are great air-purifying plants.
These plants are non-toxic and pet friendly.
Light: Bright, indirect light. These babies thrive in a well-lit room where they are not exposed directly to the sun’s rays.
Water: Diluted water every 3-4 days. These tropical plants like to stay moist but do not want to soak. Therefore, we recommend checking that the top soil is dry every 3-4 days. When watering, add one cup of water to the plant and let it drain completely so it does not sit in water.
Misting: Frequent. These tropical plants enjoy humidity. You can mist them as often as you like to offer a more humid environment.
Fertilizer: Once a month. Add 1:1:1 fertilizer to the water once a month to give a boost of nutrients.